Back in 2008, Colin Farrell teamed up with little known director Martin McDonagh for what was probably the best comedy of that year, In Bruges. It’s a dark comedy that still makes me giggle like a little school girl to this very day, and if you haven’t watched this marvelous movie, you should fix that very quickly.
McDonagh and Farrell are teaming up yet again, and they’re delivering another comedy with this year’s Seven Psychopaths. While In Bruges was mainly a three man show, Psychopaths opens up to a ensemble that are all connected to the kidnapping of a Shih Tzu. If that sounds a bit crazy, don’t worry, it is.
While I expect this to be more lighthearted than Bruges, I’m sure McDonagh will still be able to keep it grounded enough to prevent it from being over-the-top. Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, and Christopher Walken all look they had one hell of a time making this film, and it adds yet another level excitement to this film. The film also stars Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, and Olga Kurylenko.
Seven Psychopaths opens up in theaters on October 12, 2012.
Marty (Colin Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay ‘Seven Psychopaths’. All he needs is a little focus and inspiration. Billy (Sam Rockwell) is Marty’s best friend, an unemployed actor and part time dog thief, who wants to help Marty by any means necessary. Hans (Christopher Walken) is Billy’s partner in crime, a religious man with a violent past. Charlie (Woody Harrelson) is the psychopathetic gangster whose beloved dog, Billy and Hans have just stolen. Charlie’s unpredictable, extremely violent and wouldn’t think twice about killing anyone or anything associated with the theft. Marty is going to get all the focus and inspiration he needs, just as long as he lives to tell the tale.