Walken, Rourke, Rockwell & Farrell For Seven Psychopaths

chris210Even though it sounds like the upteenth reworking of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai I assure you it’s not, it’s the new project by In Bruges writer/director Martin McDonagh.

It’s the tale of a struggling writer (Farrell) who gets inspiration from his friends (Rockwell and Walken) who are operating a dog-napping scam, Things turn a bit ugly when they nab a pooch from the house of a rather displeased gangster (Rourke).

In Bruges was a delightfully brilliant dark comedy, so we’ve got high hopes for Seven Psychopaths. But with presumably seven major slots to fill, that leaves us with three remaining. With Farrell and McDonagh reuniting, is it foolish to expect two of the others to be Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes?

As with most films at the moment, the script’s been pimped out at Cannes so that production can begin.