In Bruges Director's Follow-Up, Seven Psychopaths, May Land At CBS Films

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-09-30 13:21:48discussion comments
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I don't think I need to explain my love of Martin McDonagh's In Bruges. After all, it was only a couple weeks ago that I wrote 500 words on why it's Colin Farrell's best work. What's tragic is that McDonagh hasn't written or directed a film since. Sure, his brother John Michael McDonagh made The Guard earlier this year - another movie that I absolutely love - but the world still needs more Martin. Lucky for us the drought is almost over.

According to THR, CBS Films is currently negotiating to pick up Seven Psychopaths, the new Martin McDonagh film, for distribution in the US. Described as an action-comedy, the movie reunites the filmmaker with Colin Farrell and also has Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken on board. The plot follows a screenwriter (Farrell) who becomes involved with his two friends (Rockwell and Walken) who have a criminal enterprise that revolves around kidnapping dogs. Things get terrifying, however, when the dog belonging to a local "crazy gangster" goes missing. The trade says that Mickey Rourke and Tom Waits may also become involved with the movie, which is scheduled to start production later this year. The film's title comes from the name of a screenplay that the protagonist is working on.

This story makes me 40 different varieties of happy. In Bruges proved that McDonagh knows how to make a pitch-perfect dark comedy and this film seems perfectly in line with that. It's a shame that it seems as though Brendan Gleeson won't be returning, but it's really hard to complain about the cast that has been assembled here.
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