Movies: Widows; A Midsummer Night's Dream

Fox has released the first trailer for Widows, based on the Lynda La Plante novel that was previously adapted as a British miniseries in the 1980s and featuring "an intense Viola Davis dominating as a robbery crew leader," Variety reported. The cast also includes Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.

Directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) from a script he co-wrote with Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), Widows opens November 16.


A trailer has been released for Casey Wilder Mott's new take on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, which has been translated "into a delirious-looking Hollywood farce," IndieWire reported. The film stars Rachael Leigh Cook as Hermia and Lily Rabe as Helena, along with Finn Wittrock (Demetrius) and Hamish Linklater (Lysander). The cast also includes Paz de la Huerta (Hippolyta), Avan Jogia (Puck), Ted Levine (Theseus), poet Saul Williams (Oberon), singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd (Titania) and Fran Kranz (Bottom).

Indiewire noted that the updated version "is set in contemporary Los Angeles--Hermia is even introduced as a 'starlet' and Demetrius is a bona fide hustler--and offers up some clever sight gags (keep an eye out for that standoff between Helena and Demetrius) and what appear to some smart observations about Hollywood itself. This time, with more naughty woodland nymphs to make things really weird."

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