The McDonagh brothers are very talented. I sang the praises of John Michael McDonagh‘s Calvary just over a year ago. His brother Martin McDonagh is set to direct for the big screen again after making his name with such hits as In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths and The Guard. With the opening of his new play Hangman, McDonagh was interviewed by Sean O’Hagan of The Guardian. In the course of their conversation McDonagh revealed that he: “has written his next film, provisionally titled Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and starring Frances McDormand, which he’s hoping will start shooting early next year.”
It would be foolish to predict what the movie will be like – though the interview does feature a brief synopsis: “It’s about a 50-year-old woman whose daughter is murdered and she goes to war with the police in her home town, because she thinks they are more interested in torturing black people than getting justice.” That said, those who know and love Martin McDonagh‘s work thus far can only wait in agitation. That and book tickets for the play, of course.
Are you a fan of either of the McDonagh brother’s work? If you wanted to introduce someone to either sibling’s work in film what movie would you start with? Tell us in the comments!