Director Steve McQueen’s last feature was the critically acclaimed Twelve Years A Slave. His next feature will see him team up with actress Viola Davis. Per Variety

Viola Davis will star in Steve McQueen’s upcoming heist thriller “Widows” for New Regency. “Gone Girl” screenwriter and novelist Gillian Flynn is on board to pen the script with McQueen. Based on the 1983 British miniseries about a caper gone wrong, the story follows four armed robbers who get killed in a failed heist attempt, leaving their widows to finish the job. The film will be produced by McQueen, and Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films, who teamed with McQueen on “Shame” and also produced the best picture Oscar winner “The Kings Speech.” Film 4 is co-financing with New Regency. The movie marks McQueen’s first feature since winning the best picture Academy Award for “12 Years a Slave.” McQueen has since been working on the HBO limited series “Codes of Conduct.”

As for Davis, she is coming off of the somewhat well-received Suicide Squad, and continues to star in How To Get Away With Murder