Writer-Director Martin McDonagh is at it again.
Little known but extraordinarily talented writer and director Martin McDonagh is in post-production of his new movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. McDonagh wrote and directed the dark comedies Seven Psychopaths and In Bruges, and has a penchant for movies that will make you laugh in a ‘WTF?’ kind of way.
For Billboards, McDonagh reunites with Seven Psychopaths stars Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, and Abbie Cornish to tell the story of a mother who will go to extremes in order to find the person who murdered her daughter. The plot summary posted on IMBD by Fox Searchlight Pictures reads:
A vigilante mother takes matters into her own hands as she searches for her daughter’s murderer. Fueled by fury, Mildred Hayes erects three provocative highway signs to catch the eye of the town’s revered Chief of Police Bill Willoughby, who has made few inroads finding a culprit. Hoping the incendiary messages spur Willoughby’s unprincipled protégé Officer Dixon into action, Mildred ignites a firestorm in the community as the police force evades charges of racism and corruption.
This image from the set of the film shows the apparent intensity of the billboards and how emotionally charged the film appears to be:
If you’re not familiar with McDonagh’s work, you can read my review of Seven Psychopaths here.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is slated for release in 2017.