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09th Jan 2018

Martin McDonagh chats all things Three Billboards, plus his upcoming In Bruges reunion

Rory Cashin

The Oscar-winning Irish writer and director is looking to pick up another statue or two this awards season…

Having already made waves with In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, all eyes were on writer/director Martin McDonagh to see what he would do next.

Thankfully, he didn’t disappoint, arriving this year with dark comedy drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, telling the story of a mother (Frances McDormand) and her one-woman war with the local police force who she feels has not done enough to find the murderer of her teenage daughter.

Along with McDormand, he put together a hugely impressive cast, including Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, and Caleb Landry Jones.

Having done so spectacularly well at the Golden Globes, we imagine it will continue the pace by picking up some major Oscar attention.

We chatted with the writer/director about the movie, the comparisons to the likes of The Coen Brothers and Tarantino, and his memories of making In Bruges, as well as a quick mention of his reunion with Colin and Brendan!

Check out our full chats below:

Also, if you haven’t watched it yet, you can check out our interview with one of the stars of the movie, Sam Rockwell, right here.

Here is the trailer for the Oscar-favourite Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which arrives in Irish cinemas on Friday 12 January.

Clip via FoxSearchlight