Stolen dogs, gangsters, bloodshed and Christopher Walken. What’s not to like about the trailer above for the star studded black comedy Seven Psycopaths?
Directed by Irish film maker Martin McDonagh, whose previous credits include the Oscar winning short film Six Shooter and the brilliant In Bruges, it stars Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish and Tom Waits. Mickey Rourke was originally cast in Harrelson’s role but reportedly had a huge bust-up with Donagh and left. The plot of Seven Psychopaths rattles along like so:
Marty (Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay, “Seven Psychopaths.” Billy (Rockwell) is Marty’s best friend, an unemployed actor and part time dog thief, who wants to help Marty by any means necessary. All he needs is a little focus and inspiration. Hans (Walken) is Billy’s partner in crime: a religious man with a violent past. Charlie (Harrelson) is the psychotic gangster whose beloved dog Billy and Hans have just stolen. Charlie is unpredictable and 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.
Seven Psychopaths will be released in the UK in October.