Say the words “In Bruges,” and you’ll see the eyes light up among a certain set of cinephiles. Martin McDonagh‘s blackly funny cult film has earned him a following, and while his followup “Seven Psychopaths” wasn’t quite as winning (though it has its champions too), the writer/director’s unique voice is always one to keep an eye on. And once again, he has a great new movie coming with a great premise, and terrific title.
Film4 and Fox Searchlight Pictures are teaming up for Martin McDonagh‘s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Last fall, Frances McDormand was said to be starring in the movie, and described the plot. “It’s about a 50-year-old woman, whose daughter is murdered, and she goes to war with the police in her home town because she thinks they are more interested in torturing black people than getting justice,” McDormand explained. And wow, that sounds absolutely intense.
There’s no mention of McDormand in the release sent to press, but we’ll likely know more soon, as production is gearing up to start in April.