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Steve McQueen's heist thriller Widows will be closing film at Mumbai Film Festival 2018


The film features Academy award-winner Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo.

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The 20th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star will bid goodbye with Steve McQueen's directorial Widows, which will close the festival next month.

Widows is a heist thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. The movie features Academy award-winner Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo. It also features Liam Neeson, Daniel Kaluuya and Colin Farrell.

Speaking about the film's Asia premiere at the gala, Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, said in a statement: "Over the last 20 years, the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star has become an important international film festival showcasing the best of cinema from Hollywood and Bollywood and we are proud to screen our upcoming film Widows at the festival (sic).

"Widows is a heist-thriller film directed by director for 12 Years A Slave, Steve McQueen, and has a stellar cast."

The film festival will take place between 25 October and 1 November.

"Fox Star Studios has enabled us to get Widows and we cannot thank them enough for it," said Smriti Kiran, MAMI's creative director. "Widows is a glorious way to draw the curtains on this landmark edition of the festival."

Widows will be released in India on 16 November.

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