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Harrelson On For Seven Psychopaths
Alongside Tom Waits and Olga Kurylenko

10 November 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Harrelson On For Seven Psychopaths

In Bruges writer/director Martin McDonagh is certainly shopping around for some interesting talent to fill the remaining lead slots in his Seven Psychopaths cast: he’s just hired Woody Harrelson, Tom Waits and Olga Kurylenko for the comedy drama.

Psychopaths finds Bruges veteran Colin Farrell as Marty, a scriptwriter struggling with a brain-rotting case of writer’s block. He’s trying to finish the titular screenplay but he’s lacking real inspiration.

He finds it when he gets mixed up in the dognapping antics of pals Billy (Sam Rockwell) and Hans (Christopher Walken). The trouble really starts when a beloved Shih Tzu belonging to a crazy gangster (Harrelson) goes missing. Soon, Marty has all the inspiration he could need. But he might not actually survive the process…

While there's no word on who Waits or Kurylenko will play, McDonagh also has the likes of Ronnie Gene Blevins, Joseph Lyle Taylor and Kiran Deol aboard. And though we’re crossing our fingers for Brendan Gleeson to cameo in a Bruges reunion, nothing has even been hinted about that yet. Mickey Rourke was also said to be in talks, but there’s no confirmation on whether he sealed a deal.

Seven Psychopaths is now in pre-production.


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Here's that article where he slags off McDonagh: http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/11/07/mickey- rourke-seven-psychopaths-casting/ More

Posted by Ironside at 13:48 on 10 November 2011 | Report This Post

Unlikely Rourke
will be in it given he publicly called Mcdonagh a jerk-off in an interview recently. Another couple of years and he'll be back in the trailer park feeding of Sly's scraps if he's not careful..... More

Posted by jimizero1 at 12:41 on 10 November 2011 | Report This Post

I thought that role sounded tailored for Rourke, but Harrelson taking a juicy role is always good news. Not many people can pull off psychopath to his level and remain enduringly likeable (see NBK, where against my better judgement I found myself rooting for the Mallory's- although that was probably Stone's point, the bastard- making me see the inner horror of myself, and how easily influenced I am by the media). Looking forward to this- Rockwell vs Harrelson sounds very promising. More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 09:14 on 10 November 2011 | Report This Post


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