The 61st BFI London Film Festival has announced that Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri will serve as the Closing Night gala of this year’s event, receiving its UK premiere on Sunday October 15th with McDonagh and stars Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell in attendance.
“THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.”
“I’m excited to bring this film back to my home town for its UK premiere,” states McDonagh. “I’m more than proud of it and if there are any fans of In Bruges still out there, I don’t think they’ll be disappointed.”
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, features a cast that also includes Lucas Hedges, Caleb Landry Jones, Kathryn Newton, and Darrell Britt-Gibson. It is set for release in the States on November 10th and in the UK on January 12th 2018.