Just last night, I was talking with a friend who had finally seen playwright Martin McDonagh’s feature film debut In Bruges, starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Ralph Fiennes. He didn’t like it. He found the characters unbelievable and the central story boring and he thought Peter Dinklage was in it. I ended our friendship immediately.
But maybe my ex-friend will have a chance at redemption soon enough, because Variety is reporting that McDonagh’s sophomore project, Seven Psychopaths, is selling at Cannes and accruing a supporting cast to join its star, Colin Farrell. Who shall be joining Farrell? Oh, just some actors you probably don’t like or care about: Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken. I’ve never heard of any of them, myself. I hope they don’t stink up the joint.
Another dark comedy, the story is such: a screenwriter (Farrell) struggling for inspiration for his script, “Seven Psychopaths,” who gets drawn into the dog kidnapping schemes of his oddball friends (Rockwell and Walken). Things take a turn for the worse when a gangster’s (Rourke) mutt goes missing.
Hopefully Farrell will karate chop a dwarf again. I think that should be his “thing.” Like Arnold always worked “I’ll be back” into his films, Farrell should always work in a moment where he karate chops a dwarf.