Viola Davis has been cast in New Regency’s Widows, the heist thriller being directed by 12 Years A Slave helmer Steve McQueen. This is the pic that was co-penned by McQueen and Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn based on the British miniseries.

The plot centers on the aftermath of four armed robbers killed during a failed heist, and their surviving widows join forces and resolve to pull off the raid themselves.

Davis, who stars on ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder, is next up on the big screen in Fences, reprising her Broadway role in the August Wilson adaptation with Denzel Washington. He directed, and the first trailer dropped today ahead of a December 25 release date timed to an awards push.

Variety reported Davis’ Widows casting first.