This trailer suddenly became promoted to myself on Instagram one day and I was immediately confused about what I was watching. How did this conventional like story, with a star filled cast end up being directed by the critically acclaimed Steve McQueen and written by Gillian Flynn whose both work I admire from 'Gone Girl' to '12 Years a Slave' and 'Shame'.
The images on screen with the pop ups of “made by” and “written by” just did not compute. As this wasn't the project I was expecting to come out of either of them. Maybe that's just me and there is more than meets the eye with this film’s trailer. Moreover, it maybe a bold move on their part to branch themselves off a little bit more towards the mainstream. However, what this trailer did make me immediately think of was the heist film 'Set it Off' from 1996 with Queen Latifah and Vivica A Fox. Not that their plots are identical, but maybe thematically a bit similar.
director: Steve McQueen
starring: Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez and Colin Farrell
release dates: 16 November 2018 (USA), 22 November 2018 (Australia & Germany)