Martin McDonagh‘s In Bruges was one of the surprise packages of 2008; an excellent award-winning film that played to overwhelmingly positive reviews. Hilarious, intelligent and heaving with a lot of heart, the film was a charming, playful feature maturely crafted. Landing several accolades and earning numerous high-profile industry nominations, In Bruges was a darling of film critics, narrowly losing the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay to 2009’s Milk.
Highly praised following the release of the film, many have kept an eye on McDonagh, watching out for his next project. That project has finally arrived in the shape of Seven Psychopaths.
Seven Psychopaths, like In Bruges, is written and directed by McDonagh. Reunitng the Irish film-maker with Total Recall star Colin Farrell, the film tells the story of a struggling screenwriter who gets embroiled in the seedy dealings of the LA underworld, rubbing shoulders with the weird and wonderful criminal factions of California’s most populous city, after his ragtag crew of buddies kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.
Premiering as a Midnight Madness selection at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, the film stars the aforementioned Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Olga Kurylenko, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits and Precious’ Gabourey Sidibe.
Sidibe – who recently starred alongside Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy in Tower Heist, plays Sharice – Woody Harrelson’s on-screen dog sitter.
Strange, brilliant and funny Seven Psychopaths picks up where In Bruges left off, capturing the hilarity of people in trouble. Unsurprisingly, Psychopaths looks crazy.
Seven Pyschopaths is released on 12 October – watch the trailer below.