‘Gone Girl’ Author Gillian Flynn to Co-Write Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’

Female-led revenge thriller is based on British miniseries of the same name

“Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn is coming on board to co-write revenge thriller “Widows” with Steve McQueen, who will also direct the film, New Regency announced Friday.

Story is set in the aftermath of a heist gone wrong. The four widows of the armed robbers killed in the failed caper join forces to pull off the robbery themselves.

The film will be produced by Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films alongside McQueen.

“After the tremendous success and the amazing journey we experienced together on ’12 Years A Slave,’ we formed a true friendship with Steve,” said Brad Weston, president and CEO of New Regency, in a statement when the film was first announced. “He is like family to all of us here at New Regency and we are thrilled he has entrusted us with this project. We can’t wait to collaborate with him once again.”

Flynn adapted her own bestselling novel “Gone Girl” for David Fincher‘s big screen adaptation, and the two are teaming up again to develop a remake of British crime comedy series “Utopia” for HBO.

Along with “Gone Girl” star Ben Affleck, the duo are also developing a modern take on Hitchcock thriller “Strangers on a Train.”

She is represented by WME.

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