Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh's upcoming film Seven Psychopaths isn't your typical crime film--it's a tad stranger than fiction. Promising a story that will "[walk] the line between comedy and brutality," the film stars Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, and Gabourey Sidibe. The movie has no release date, but it is expected to be released later this year.
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.
According to Colin Farrell, his experience making the film was a bit tiring at times, but overall enjoyable.
I’m really enjoying this because my first seven weeks on the film were s**t. Not my experience on the film — don’t get me wrong. But what my character was going through. It was uncomfortable, and frustrating, and he was not having a good time.
Colin's lack of a good time is mostly due to Woody Harrelson's character, Charlie. Charlie's just had his shih tzu Bonny taken from him and he's willing to do anything--including kill people--to get her back. “He’s kind of the gangster boss of an organized crime syndicate,” McDonagh says. “He’s into very dark stuff.”
Sounds like some pretty funny stuff, and I can't wait to see more. What do you think? Does an A-list cast with a comedic take on crime excite you?