‘Three Billboards’ Director Martin McDonagh Sets Up Next Film at Searchlight (Exclusive)

Three years after the release of his Oscar best picture nominee “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” director Martin McDonagh has lined up his next project, an untitled feature film about a friendship gone sour in Ireland.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,

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