Writer-director Martin McDonagh is staging a mini Seven Psychopaths reunion for his next creative venture, Three Billboards Outside Of Ebbing, Missouri.
Deadline brings word that Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson have inked a deal to reunite with the filmmaker, joining a preliminary cast that already boasts Frances McDormand. Setting up its stall over at Fox Searchlight and Film4, Three Billboards will revolve around McDormand’s grieving 50-year-old mother who, after experiencing the loss of her daughter to murder, sets sights on the local police force.
In her eyes, the town’s precinct are more preoccupied with torturing the local black community rather than, you know, hunting down real justice. A timely and button-pressing topic for McDonagh to tackle, then, who has more than proven his talents across In Bruges, Six Shooter and London stage play, The Hangman.
Beyond that, no further plot details were released at this point. There is, however, confirmation that the cameras will begin rolling in North Carolina at the beginning of next month, which would likely align Three Billboards for a release in late 2016 or early 2017.
As for its two new recruits, Woody Harrelson was last seen among the ensemble for John Hillcoat’s Triple 9, with action sequel Now You See Me 2 right around the corner. Sam Rockwell, meanwhile, will soon be starring opposite Anna Kendrick in Mr. Right.