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WIDOWS (2018): Garret Dillahunt Joins Crime Drama

Garret Dillahunt

Garret Dillahunt Joins The Cast Of Steve McQueen’s Widows

Killing Them Softly actor Garret Dillahunt has been cast in a role in the upcoming female-led crime caper Widows.

Known primarily for his roles in television, Dillahunt is familiar to audiences as the title character’s grandfather Burt Chance on Fox‘s Raising Hope. Additionally, he has had memorable appearances as Ty Walker in Justified, Steve Curtis in ER, and a terminator in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Of course, Dillahunt’s career is far from confined to TV. As a matter of fact, he has played supporting roles in such critically-acclaimed movies as No Country for Old Men, Winter’s Bone, and 12 Years A Slave. By remarkable coincidence, he is now set to reunite with the latter film’s director, Steve McQueen, for the planned crime drama.

Comingsoon.net, the source of this story, shares the following information about the original 1980’s British TV series that the movie will be based on:

Widows was a British crime miniseries that began in 1983 from actress/writer Lynda La Plante (Prime Suspect). After winning three Academy Awards for 12 Years a Slave, director Steve McQueen is prepping a big screen version of Widows. McQueen is also co-writing the film with Gone Girl‘s Gillian Flynn. Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and the Furious) and Cynthia Erivo (Mr. Selfridge) are also set to star in the film.

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