Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell are on board for Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” The actors join Frances McDormand, who was previously announced for the project.
Deadline reports that the film is believed to be about the true story of a woman (McDormand) who goes to war on the police in her hometown following her daughter’s murder, because she believes the police are not interested in getting justice for her daughter. McDonagh is serving as writer and director on the project.
Fox Searchlight and Film4 are co-financing the project, which will also be produced by Blueprint Pictures’ Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin with McDonagh.
The film is set to begin filming next month in North Carolina. It will mark 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 project for Harrelson, who currently has Rob Reiner’s “LBJ” (Harrelson plays Lyndon B. Johnson; Jennifer Jason Leigh portrays his wife, Lady Bird Johnson), “Besties” with Hailee Steinfeld, “War for the Planet of the Apes,” and more coming down the pipeline. He was most recently seen in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.”
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.