Academy award winning Irish director Martin McDonagh has signed up to write and direct Seven Psychopaths, a new film from Blueprint Pictures with financing from Film4, the BFI Fund and CBS Films.
We’re both massive fans of In Bruges and McDonagh’s work here (though his brother John Michael? not so much…), so it’s great to see him giving theatre a break for a while and treating us to a new offering on the big screen.
The best thing about Seven Psychopaths is the cast that’s been announced. Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson and Tom Waits? Nice. McDonagh recently worked with Walken and Waits on separate theatre projects so I guess it’s not that much of a surprise but to get Rockwell and Farrell in there too? Veeery nice.
“Seven Psychopaths” is an action-comedy about a struggling screenwriter, to be played by Farrell, who “inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu,” according to CBS Films. Rockwell and Walken play the friends. Harrelson is the gangster.