COLIN FARRELL and Brendan Gleeson are set to reunite with writer/director Martin McDonagh for his upcoming Ireland-set black comedy.
Farrell and Gleeson previously won acclaim together on McDonagh’s breakthrough effort, In Bruges, playing a pair of hitmen hiding out in the Belgian city after a botched job.
Born in Camberwell, London to Irish parents, In Bruges marked McDonagh’s first major foray into the world of film having previously garnered acclaim for his theatre work.
Since then, McDonagh has gone on to enjoy more success with 2017’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, earning Oscars for its two main stars Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell.
Now, according to Deadline, McDonagh is set to return to where it all began with an Ireland-set tale starring Farrell and Gleeson.
Set on a remote Irish island, The Banshees of Inisheer will centre on two lifelong friends who find themselves at odds after one of the two breaks off their relationship with alarming consequences for those involved.
First conceived as the concluding part of a trilogy of plays alongside The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Lieutenant of Inishmore, McDonagh opted against publishing it at the time.
In a 2010 interview, however, McDonagh expressed a desire to return to the project at a later date.