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First look at Seven Psychopaths with Farrell, Walken, and Harrelson

Feb. 9, 2012by:

Until today, I hadn't even heard of this film, but once I read through the details for SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS my "holy shit" meter went off. Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, and, hell yeah, Christopher Walken, All being directed by writer-director Martin McDonagh, who did the brilliantly hilarious IN BRUGES, which won Farrell a Golden Globe (and deservedly so, in my opinion). That's a hell of a line-up for me and Entertainment Weekly has these exclusive photos to share.

Here's a synopsis:

"...a savage gangster (Woody Harrelson) goes on a rampage after his beloved shih tzu Bonny goes missing, snatched by an out-of-work actor (Sam Rockwell) who pays the bills by helping a professional dognapper (Christopher Walken) pick up pooches and return them for the reward money. Enter a struggling screenwriter (Farrell), working on a script titled Seven Psychopaths, who gets caught up in his pal Rockwell’s troubles… but also finds a lot of great material in the life-and-death conflict playing out over the kidnapped dog."

This sounds like it has the perfect amount of dark humor and edgy weirdness that made IN BRUGES so successful.  I love movies like this when they work, and McDonagh is a proven talent, having won an Oscar for his 2005 short film SIX SHOOTER and is also an accomplished playwright.  With a cast like this to bring it all to life, I can't help but expect the best. 

“The comedy elements in this one are probably stronger or more to the forefront than In Bruges,” says McDonagh.

“No one does it his way,” adds producer Graham Broadbent (WELCOME TO SARAJEVO) who worked with McDonagh on IN BRUGES. “No one walks the tightrope of drama, pathos, comedy, and dark comedy the way he does.”

Rounding out the cast is PRECIOUS star Gabourey Sidibe as an unlucky dog-walker who faces Harrelson’s wrath, and former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko (QUANTUM OF SOLACE) turns up as the mobster’s girlfriend. Abbie Cornish (SUCKERPUNCH) co-stars as Kaya, Farell's patient and supportive girlfriend and Tom Waits plays Zachariah, a "rabbit-petting weirdo who offers up strange stories from his past for the Seven Psychopaths screenplay."

This one is officially on my radar and I can't wait to see a trailer.  Between all the big-budget extravaganzas and bloated Oscar fare, we need movies like this to balance it all out.  No official release date is set for SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, but expect it sometime this year.  Stay tuned.

Extra Tidbit: If you haven't seen In Bruges it's time to remedy that.

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12:27AM on 02/10/2012
It's got a kind of "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" meets "Snatch" vibe to it. I'm down.
It's got a kind of "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" meets "Snatch" vibe to it. I'm down.
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4:48PM on 02/09/2012
Woody and Walken in a scene together with McDonagh dialogue = GOLD!
Woody and Walken in a scene together with McDonagh dialogue = GOLD!
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2:51PM on 02/09/2012

Rourke dropping out bummed me out

I mean, I'm still excited...but the role would have been perfect for him (everyone knows he has an obsession with his dogs, just like the character in the film). Apparently he called the director a 'prick' because he wouldn't pay him enough...meanwhile he's doing a flick called Hot Java with some Twilight kid. Blech.
I mean, I'm still excited...but the role would have been perfect for him (everyone knows he has an obsession with his dogs, just like the character in the film). Apparently he called the director a 'prick' because he wouldn't pay him enough...meanwhile he's doing a flick called Hot Java with some Twilight kid. Blech.
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2:32PM on 02/09/2012

YESSSSSSS

Very excited for this. I didn't realize Tom Waits is in this too...awesome surprise!
Very excited for this. I didn't realize Tom Waits is in this too...awesome surprise!
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1:31PM on 02/09/2012

In Bruges was great

...and Tom Waits as a rabbit petting weirdo, sounds dark and hilarious
...and Tom Waits as a rabbit petting weirdo, sounds dark and hilarious
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1:01PM on 02/09/2012

Hell Yes.

I was going to see this movie before I read Tom Waits was in it. Now I HAVE to see this movie... "Tom Waits plays Zachariah, a rabbit-petting weirdo who offers up strange stories from his past for the Seven Psychopaths screenplay."

Now that... I have to see.
I was going to see this movie before I read Tom Waits was in it. Now I HAVE to see this movie... "Tom Waits plays Zachariah, a rabbit-petting weirdo who offers up strange stories from his past for the Seven Psychopaths screenplay."

Now that... I have to see.
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11:57AM on 02/09/2012
this sounds great, i can see it now, great dark humor, a bit of violence and just a splash of unbelievably good dialog and acting. in my mind, i see this movie as a cross between In Bruges, London Boulevard and kiss kiss bang bang.
i hope it works out for the best.
this sounds great, i can see it now, great dark humor, a bit of violence and just a splash of unbelievably good dialog and acting. in my mind, i see this movie as a cross between In Bruges, London Boulevard and kiss kiss bang bang.
i hope it works out for the best.
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11:45AM on 02/09/2012

My body is ready.

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11:43AM on 02/09/2012

Got hung up on Olga's pic and didn't

notice there was an article! Seriously, I haven't seen In Bruges (gotta remedy that) but this sounds like a great setup for a movie. Hope the execution's as good as the premise.
notice there was an article! Seriously, I haven't seen In Bruges (gotta remedy that) but this sounds like a great setup for a movie. Hope the execution's as good as the premise.
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11:41AM on 02/09/2012

been following this one since it was announced!

can't wait for it, In Bruges was awesome and this cast is fantastic... still real disappointed Mickey Rourke dropped out, that would've been amazing if he would've been on board (and possibly in my top 3 most anticipated of the year if that were the case, but it's still up there!)
can't wait for it, In Bruges was awesome and this cast is fantastic... still real disappointed Mickey Rourke dropped out, that would've been amazing if he would've been on board (and possibly in my top 3 most anticipated of the year if that were the case, but it's still up there!)
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11:40AM on 02/09/2012

Most anticipated of the year

This is gonna be such an awesome year for good movies, but this is at the top of my list. I was one of the few to follow and see In Bruges and it's one of my all-time favs. Love CF and this cast is insane. Can't wait to see what McDonagh has in store...
This is gonna be such an awesome year for good movies, but this is at the top of my list. I was one of the few to follow and see In Bruges and it's one of my all-time favs. Love CF and this cast is insane. Can't wait to see what McDonagh has in store...
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