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TIFF Trailer Watch: Farrell, Walken, Rockwell, Waits, Harrelson Get Worked Up in 'Seven Psychopaths'

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood August 31, 2012 at 2:21PM

"Seven Psychopaths" looks like a fun and reckless romp of the first order. A struggling screenwriter played by Colin Farrell accidentally finds himself involved with a Los Angeles crime ring after his haphazard friends - Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell, no less - kidnap a gangster's beloved lap dog. As the crime lord, played by Woody Harrelson attempts to retrieve his prized Shih Tzu everything spins out of control.
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Seven Psychopaths

"Seven Psychopaths" looks like a fun and reckless romp of the first order.  A struggling screenwriter played by Colin Farrell accidentally finds himself involved with a Los Angeles crime ring after his haphazard friends - Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell, no less - kidnap a gangster's beloved lap dog.  As the crime lord, played by Woody Harrelson attempts to retrieve his prized Shih Tzu everything spins out of control.

Written and directed by Oscar-winner Martin McDonagh, "Seven Psychopaths" is the writer's latest project after 2008's "In Bruges," also starring Farrell.

This article is related to: Christopher Walken, Colin Farrel, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Seven Psychopaths, Trailers, Trailers


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.