Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell To Star In ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell To Star In ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’
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American actor and playwright Woody Harrelson and actor Sam Rockwell are on board for director Martin McDonagh’s film, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Harrelson and Rockwell is said to join 58-year-old American actress Frances McDormand in the movie. The motion picture will be co-financed by Fox Searchlight and Film4.


According to Deadline, McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is about a woman (played by McDormand), whose daughter is murdered. She then enters a state of conflict with the police in her hometown for the reason that she thinks they are not interested in solving the case.

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was developed by British digital television channel Film4 at the early stage. The flick will be produced by Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin alongside director McDonagh.

Production of the movie is slated to kick off in April on location in North Carolina. Film4 and Fox Searchlight will handle worldwide distribution rights of the film.

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“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” will reunite director McDonagh with actors Harrelson and Rockwell. The trio had collaborated on the metacinema crime black comedy film, “Seven Psychopaths.”

As stated by The Film Stage, the director talked about “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” around the release of “Seven Psychopaths” back in 2012.

McDonagh stated, “Honestly, my next film script is written, and it’s got the strongest female lead you’ll ever see. She’s about 55 years old, and she’s… You know, a lot of my early plays had very strong female characters, especially my first one, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, is a 40-year-old woman and her 78-year-old mother, and that can be as exciting as any ‘guys with guns’ movies. I’m going to do one for the girls next time.”