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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to close London Film Festival (2017)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Story by Jack Foley

MARTIN McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri will close the 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®.

The film will receive its UK premiere on Sunday, October 15 at the Odeon Leicester Square and acclaimed screenwriter, director and playwright McDonagh is expected to attend along with Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and other filmmakers and cast.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh.

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.

Written and directed by Academy Award® winning director Martin McDonagh (of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths fame), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Zeljko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Clarke Peters, Samara Weaving with John Hawkes and Peter Dinklage.

BFI London Film Festival Director Clare Stewart commenrted: “We are thrilled to be closing the 61st BFI London Film Festival with Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. By turns riotously funny and deeply sobering, this all-too-relevant film confronts division and conflict in small-town America and is driven by a blistering performance from Frances McDormand.”

Director McDonagh added: “I’m excited to bring this film back to my home town for its UK premiere. 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.”

Twentieth Century Fox will release Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri across the UK and Ireland on January 12, 2018.