Woody Harrelson Taking Mickey Rourke's Place In Seven Psychopaths
Even though it was his directorial debut, Martin McDonagh managed to assemble one hell of a cast for when he made In Bruges. Bringing together Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes, the movie was not only brilliantly written, but featured some outstanding performances. But McDonagh is planning to go even bigger for his sophomore effort, Seven Psychopaths. In addition to bringing back Farrell, the filmmaker has also brought on Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken. But that's not all.
According to Deadline, Woody Harrelson, Tom Waits and Olga Kurylenko have all signed on for parts in Seven Psychopaths. In the movie, Farrell plays a struggling screenwriter who is friends with a couple of delinquents (Rockwell and Walken) who run a racket kidnapping dogs. When a local gangster's beloved Shih Tzu goes missing, however, the three men suddenly find themselves in very hot water. Harrelson will play the gangster, a role that was originally going to be taken by Mickey Rourke before he quit the production and called McDonagh "a jerkoff." The article doesn't mention what roles Waits and Kurylenko will play in the movie.
It's a shame that Olga Kurylenko's name will always be associated with the mediocre-at-best James Bond movie Quantum of Solace, because she really is a talented actress and adding Harrelson and Waits to any production is a smart move. I was already beyond excited for this movie as it was - that's what happens when you love In Bruges as much as I do - but this only makes me more impatient.
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