The red band trailer and poster for Martin McDonagh’s highly anticipated “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” landed Thursday.
The film is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.
John Hawkes and Peter Dinklage also star in the film.
Fox Searchlight and Film4 are co-financing the project, which is also produced by Blueprint Pictures’ Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin with McDonagh.
The film marks the second time Rockwell, Harrelson and McDonagh have all worked together. The first time around, the trio worked on “Seven Psychopaths.”
The project marks another big one for Harrelson, who currently has “War for the Planet of the Apes,” the film adaptation of “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson, Rob Reiner’s “Shock and Awe” and the untitled Han Solo spinoff film among his upcoming projects.
Rockwell is known for films such as “The Green Mile,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” and “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.”
McDormand has appeared in such films as “Fargo,” “Mississippi Burning” and “Almost Famous.” She most recently appeared alongside George Clooney and Scarlett Johansson in “Hail Caesar!” She also lent her voice to Disney Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur.”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” is aiming for a 2017 release date. Check out the trailer and poster below.