Martin McDonagh, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson are all reuniting for the film Banshees, set to release in 2022.

2008’s In Bruges was director Martin McDonagh’s debut film, and it’d be fair to say it made something of a splash. The tale of two hitmen hiding from their enraged boss trod a deliciously perfect line between darkness and hilarity and is beloved by many to this very day. McDonagh and Farrell would reunite for another dark comedy in the form of 2012’s Seven Psychopaths, and although that film wouldn’t quite hit the same heights, it still has a lot going for it.

For his third feature, McDonagh would go on to make the critically-acclaimed (and somewhat divisive) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri without Farrell, but the two are set to reunite for the director’s next project. Brendan Gleeson, co-star of In Bruges will also be joining the project which is titled Banshees. 

The brief synopsis for the project reads as such:

Set on a remote island off the Irish coast, the pair will play longtime friends who experience tension when one of them suddenly decides they no longer want to be friends.

Whilst that doesn’t give much away, the dynamic certainly seems to be in place for some trademark McDonagh pithy yet expletive-laden dialogue, whilst the casting looks set to revisit the memorably contentious relationship that Farrell and Gleeson forged in In Bruges. 

It’s still early days for this one, but the planned release date is 2022. We’ll let you know as we hear more.

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