McDonagh is reuniting with Disney’s Searchlight and the UK-based Film4, the companies behind “Three Billboards” and Academy Award winner “The Favourite” starring Olivia Colman. Searchlight has worldwide distribution rights on the project.
A cast has not been finalized yet on McDonagh’s new film, according to sources, but production is set to begin this year. The movie follows two lifelong pals on a remote Irish isle. At an impasse, one abruptly ends the friendship, resulting in alarming consequences for both.
McDonagh will serve as writer and director, and produce with Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin through their Blueprint Pictures. Executive producers include Diarmuid McKeown, Ben Knight, Daniel Battsek, and Ollie Madden.
Film4 has backed McDonagh his entire career,