Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 18 April 2015

Farrell: Script like 'slap in face'

Colin Farrell and Sam Rockwell star in Seven Psychopaths
Colin Farrell and Sam Rockwell star in Seven Psychopaths

Colin Farrell says reading the script for Seven Psychopaths was like getting a slap in the face.

The Hollywood star has teamed up with writer-director Martin McDonagh once again following the success of In Bruges.

Colin, 36, said: "Every now and then, writing jumps off the page. This one does that. It slaps you in the face, gives you a kick in the a*** and takes you on a wonderful ride."

He said he was delighted to team-up with Martin - who has directed and written the film - again.

"He has a particular way of stringing words together that has an insane effect on the imagination. There's an emotional core to everything he writes, the humour, the chaos, the violence, the quick-wittedness of dialogue," he said.

"And the characters are inspired by a truth - love of a pet, need to help a friend, the wish that a lover was closer, ambition."

Colin stars in the film alongside Abbie Cornish, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken and Woody Harrelson.

:: Seven Psychopaths is in cinemas now.

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