Martin McDonagh is a superstar playwright who has ventured into the film world with some great results, as writer/director of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (starring Frances McDormand, nominated for Oscar’s Best Picture), and of “In Bruges”, a dead-on classic with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. See it now if you haven’t already!
Word is that he’s reteaming with Colin and Brendan on a new film titled “The Banshees of Inisheer”. Inisheer is the smallest of the three Aran Islands off the Irish coast, with the other two islands figuring in two other McDonagh plays, one called “The Lieutenant of Inishmore” and the other “The Cripple of Inishmaan” (saw it on Broadway with Daniel Radcliffe, loved it). A trilogy, it seems.
I hope there’s a part for Frances McDormand! Well, whatever the case, I’ll be in line to see it.