Director Martin McDonagh has tapped Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell to star in his third feature film, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. The director’s follow up to Seven Psychopaths also stars Frances McDormand.
The Fox Searchlight and Film4 venture tells the story of a 50-year-old woman who takes on the local police force after her daughter gets murdered because they seem more interested in torturing black people than serving justice. No details have been revealed about Harrelson and Rockwell’s roles.
Harrelson was recently in the ensemble cast in the crime drama Triple 9. He can next be seen in Now You See Me 2 later this year and has been tapped to play the title character in the biopic, LBJ. In 2017, he can be seen in the War for the Planet of the Apes, the third installment of the rebooted blockbuster franchise. He is repped by CAA.
This marks Rockwell’s second collaboration with McDonagh, the first being Seven Psychopaths. Last year, he starred in Jared Hess’s Don Verdean alongside Will Forte, Danny McBride and Amy Ryan. He was also part of the ensemble in Joe Swanberg’s improvised indie, Digging For Fire. He also stars with Anna Kendrick in the comedy, Mr. Right. He can next be heard as the title voice in the animated feature, The Adventures of Drunky. He is repped by Gersh and Arcieri & Associates.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer