Filmmaker Martin McDonagh is reuniting some of his ‘In Bruges’ cast, including Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, for an upcoming feature
The three will team up on the story which follows two friends who live on a remote Irish isle. Their relationship is turned upside down when one abruptly ends their friendship after an impasse, which results in alarming circumstances for both. The film is based on the only play of the seven McDonagh wrote early in his career that he never staged.
Film4 is financing the film which will begin shooting this summer.
2008’s ‘In Bruges’ was the last time all three worked together, the film – which was shot in Belgium – also starred Ralph Fiennes as their enraged boss. The film followed Ray (Farrell) and Ken (Gleeson), two hitmen, get stuck in Bruges, Belgium, after an unsuccessful mission. The situation becomes complicated when their boss asks Ken to kill Ray.
The film earned Farrell the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, while Gleeson was nominated in the same category. McDonagh won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
McDonagh last feature ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ won Oscars for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell.
Farrell was last seen in Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen’ and Disney’s ‘Dumbo’, his upcoming films include Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ in which he plays Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin.
Gleeson’s previous films include ‘Paddington 2’ and ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’, his upcoming roles include playing Donald Trump in the mini-series ‘A Higher Loyalty’ and Joel Coen’s feature ‘Macbeth’ alongside Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.