File this one under “Guys I would kill to party with.” So Martin McDonagh, writer/director of In Bruges, possibly the most unique action-comedy of the last ten years, is preparing his next film, Seven Psychopaths. The Christ-like Rockwell (homeless Paul Rudd!). No midgets have yet been cast, but if craft services provides the booze and pills, I’m sure one will just eventually show up.
Story follows a screenwriter (Farrell) struggling for inspiration for his script, “Seven Psychopaths,” who gets drawn into the dog kidnapping schemes of his oddball friends (Rockwell and Walken). This take a turn for the worse when a gangster’s (Rourke) mutt goes missing. [Variety]
Hmm, well that sounds pretty good. And by that I mean I wrote this after a noise like a whistling tea kettle escaped my diaphragm and I passed out in anticipatory ecstasy on a pile of cats. Speaking of which, is it weird that I imagine Sam Rockwell constantly being awoken by stray animals? He has a real a-goat-licked-my-forehead-this-morning vibe about him.
[Christopher Walken in 1955. Source]