Tuesday, February 18, 2020

In Bruges 2: The Rebrugening

Ooh, I do love an excuse to re-watch In Bruges! Love that movie so very much. That said I do have to admit I'm still trying to gauge how excited I can allow myself to be about a new Martin McDonagh movie -- the news of which I'll get to in just a second -- after I really did not like his last one, the Oscar-nominated Three Billboards yadda yadda, at all. And I don't want to hear that it was that year's endless and brutal Awards Season campaigning that turned me on that movie -- I was real excited about seeing it and saw it real early and immediately hated it. I didn't need all the think-pieces picking it apart. I felt it in my gut from frame one. 

Anyway, that news. McDonagh is re-teaming with In Bruges' two leading men, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, for his next film. We don't have a lot of info, we don't even have a title yet, but we do have this:

"Film is set on a remote Irish isle and they will play two lifelong friends who find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship with alarming consequences for both of them. has a budget close to $20 million and will shoot this summer."

McDonagh's play The Hangmen is about to open on Broadway with Dan Stevens in the lead; I had considered looking for cheap tickets to that but now maybe I'll wait, store up good feelings, and spend them on this new movie instead. I'll just go google pictures of him with his girlfriend, one Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and get happy...

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