The first images from Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh‘s highly-anticipated follow up to In Bruges, have gone online. The film stars Woody Harrelson as a gangster who goes on a rampage after his beloved shih tzu is kidnapped by an unemployed actor (Sam Rockwell) whose only source of income is helping a professional dognapper (Christopher Walken) who steals dogs and returns them for the reward money (That’s right: McDonagh has basically borrowed the M.O. of Jon Lovitz character from City Slickers 2). Colin Farrell co-stars as Martin, a struggling screenwriter who tries to help Rockwell’s character, but only gets caught up in the mess, although it gives him great material for his next script, which is called “Seven Psychopaths”.
Hit the jump to check out the images and more info on the flick, which also stars Tom Waits, Gabourey Sidibe, Abbie Cornish, and Olga Kurylenko. Seven Psychopaths is due out in theaters this fall.
Images and details via EW.
Other casting notes on the flick:
- Sidibe plays “an unlucky dog-walker who faces Harrelson’s wrath”
- Kurylenko plays Harrelson’s girlfriend
- Cornish plays “Kaya, the screenwriter’s patient and supportive girlfriend, nursing him through his writer’s block”
- Waits plays Zachariah, a rabbit-petting weirdo who offers up strange stories from his past for Martin’s screenplay.
I’m usually a little way of movies where the writer-director has spun himself (or herself) into the movie (and decides to get someone as handsome as Farrell to play him), but In Bruges has continued to grow on me over the years, and I can’t wait to see how Seven Psychopaths turns out, especially with this cast.