Colin Farrell re-teams with his In Bruges director, Martin McDonagh for Seven Psychopaths.
The 2009 black comedy-thriller, In Bruges starred Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as killers-for-hire hiding out in Bruges, Belgium while waiting further instructions from their gangster boss played by Ralph Fiennes. The little seen film earned Colin Farrell a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.
In Seven Psychopaths, a deranged gangster’s (Woody Harrelson) beloved shih tzu is snatched by an out-of-work actor working for a professional dognapper (Christopher Walken) who takes dogs and returns them for the reward money.
Colin Farrell is a struggling screenwriter who gets caught up in his pal Rockwell’s trouble. Farrell’s character is working on a screenplay titled,Seven Psychopaths and he finds inspiration from the trouble ensuing over the kidnapped dog.
Woody Harrelson’s character goes on a rampage after his adored dog, Bonny is taken. The Harrelson part was originally going to be played by Mickey Rourke who dropped out of production after differences with McDonagh. Rourke is an avid dog lover who walked off of another set when producers wouldn’t allow his beloved chihuahua in the film.
McDonagh talked to Entertainment Weekly about the behind-the-scene drama and the movie.
“ ‘It’s kind of a cruel thing to do,’ McDonagh says. ‘But these guys are good guys about it. They take care of the dogs, and give them back promptly, and they don’t charge a lot.’ ”
“ ‘I was fine with it. Mickey’s a great actor,’ he says. ‘I’ve known Woody for years and years, and he was a perfect choice for this, too. He’s got those great dramatic elements, which he’s shown in Rampart recently, and he’s always been a fantastic comedian. You need that in this — someone who can be out-and-out funny, but also turn sinister on a dime.’ ”
If Seven Psychopaths is anything like In Bruges, than it’s worth seeing. If you haven’t already, you should check out In Bruges. It’s a hysterically amusing movie with some twisted elements.
See trailer for In Bruges.
Seven Psychopaths also stars Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Tom Waits. The movie comes out November 2012.