Playwright turned screenwriter/director Martin McDonagh won an Oscar for his first darkly comic short, “Six Shooter.” Then he awed audiences with his biting black comedies In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. So when we heard he was teaming with Frances McDormand for his third film, we were immediately on board for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Frankly, we didn’t need a trailer to be there opening day. But oh damn! Oh damn this trailer!
Fox Searchlight has unveiled the first look at this on brand crime-comedy that stars McDormand as the grieving mother of a murdered girl. Frustrated with the lack of progress in the investigation, she publicly calls out of the sheriff of her small town with three bold billboards. And yeah, that doesn’t sound funny. But give McDonaugh a moment…
Be warned: This red-band trailer is NSFW from its first second.
First: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, and John Hawkes all in the same movie!
The release date has not yet been announced. But whenever it is, it’s not soon enough.