Brilliant Irish playwright Martin McDonagh is following up his brilliantly scripted and expertly acted In Bruges with his signature pitch-dark comedy style. Colin Farrell is set to lead in this one as well (he was co-lead in In Bruges with Brendan Gleeson), also starring Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell (the latter two were lead actors in the production of McDonagh’s most recent play A Behanding in Spokane). The film will co-star Abbie Cornish and Tom Waits, as well as a slew of other great actors—too many to name. Due to release in the US/UK sometime in late 2012
Read for yourself, and discuss!
This is at the top of my most anticipated films of the year!
Harrelson discussing Rampart, The Hunger Games and Seven Psychopaths (for some reason the embedding isn’t working for that particular video)
God I hope this is good. BEHANDING IN SPOKANE was a real disappointment.
I wasn’t able to get a copy of the script, though i have a pretty good quality recording of the performance, though i’ve yet to watch it. That’s upsetting seeing as The Pillowman was one of the best plays written in the last 100 years, and the performance with David Tennant as Katurian is absolutely astounding. It was robbed all awards it was nominated for and didn’t receive.
I’ve been anticipating this film for some time, can’t wait. In Bruges was one of the biggest surprises for me in 2008 and since then I’ve been keeping an eye on McDonagh.
if you haven’t already, i highly recommend picking up a script of one of his plays and reading them. I’ve read them all but A Behanding in Spokane. His plays are just as dark and hilarious and great as his films have been. I would personally recommend either The Pillowman (which is my personal favorite), The Cripple of Inishmaan or The Lieutenant of Inishmore!
In Bruges was a huge surprise for me too….I was taken aback by how much I loved it…….
I am excited to see Seven Psychopaths as well….
2012 could very well be a great year for films.
here is the first trailer for Seven Psychopaths
We’ll see. Still looking forward to it. I’d rather see a film of LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, but it looks like this has some similar elements.
This trailer is not encouraging. It looks like a wacky Tarantino knockoff. The makers of these trailers should hold back on the stupid sound effects like the cash register and record skipping where possible.
I liked in Bruges a lot, but this is hopefully not Knockaround Guys 2 or Suicide Kings: Suicider than ever.
do you all remember the trailer for In Bruges? it made me not see the film until i watched it for free at a friend’s house.
McDonagh just doesn’t have very good marketing people i suppose.
^Was just about to bring up how shitty the In Bruges trailer was. I also didn’t see it until my family put it on for a movie night a few years back.
@Brentos – I am glad I didn’t see that trailer – a lot of the better bits of the plot are revealed here, but at leas they made it a little more creative with the Bosch painting and the Pixies song.
The trailer for In Bruges made me want to see it, the problem was that I don’t remember the set-up but at the end they mixed the title and the tagline as one single sequence so I couldn’t tell what the hell the movie was actually called. It played in theatres for a little bit before I connected listing to trailer I saw, and then it disappeared because nobody went to see it.
I still haven’t gotten around to it.