After bringing crime to Belgium and hysteria to Los Angeles, Martin McDonagh is setting his sights on Missouri with the help of a Coen Brothers favorite.
In an interview with The Guardian, McDonagh revealed that his next project would be called Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and will star Fargo star Frances McDormand. This is his first film in three years after Seven Psychopaths, which starred Colin Farrell and Sam Rockwell.
“It’s about a 50-year-old woman,” McDonagh says, “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.”
McDonagh also talked about why he went three years in between movies, saying that the industry was rough on him, which kept him away.
“I had to become a director to protect the scripts,” McDonagh says. “‘Seven Psychopaths’ wasn’t so bad, but ‘In Bruges’ was relentless and exhausting. I had to deal with [Focus Features] trying to change anything they could change. And Focus are supposed to be supportive, indie-filmmaker-friendly people. Scumbags. It was constant war, but they never won.”
He added that they plan to begin filming early next year so a release date of late 2016 or 2017 is likely. One now hopes that Colin Farrell will make it a three-peat with McDonagh after starring in In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths.