Harrelson replaces Rourke in dark comedy.
Following yesterday’s news that Mickey Rourke had dropped out of Oscar-winning writer and director Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy ‘Seven Psychopaths,’ Deadline is reporting that Woody Harrelson (‘The Hunger Games’) has been tapped to replace Rourke.
The film stars Colin Farrell as Marty, a screenwriter struggling to find the handle on his script, called Seven Psychopaths, who gets drawn into the dog-napping escapades of his friends (played by Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken). When the beloved Shih Tzu owned by a psychopathic gangster (Harrelson) goes missing, Marty finds himself fueled with all the focus and inspiration he needs, just as long as he lives to tell the tale.
Also joining the film, in unknown roles, are singer-actor Tom Waits (‘Book of Eli’) and Olga Kurylenko (‘Quantum of Solace’). Like ‘In Bruges,’ ‘’Seven Psychopaths’ will be financed, in part, by Film4.