‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Trailer: Frances McDormand Wants Results
One of our most anticipated films of the fall is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the latest from In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths filmmaker Martin McDonagh. By now you’ve probably seen the first trailer, featuring an exceedingly (and delightfully) profane Frances McDormand. The first trailer was awfully hilarious for a premise that serious, and while the newest trailer delivers a bit more drama, it still hasn’t lost that dark sense of humor.
…Like the hilarious moment between McDormand and the deer at the end. The new trailer, which debuted over at Vulture, reveals the more somber elements in Three Billboards, a film about a grieving mother named Mildred (McDormand) who seemingly hasn’t moved past the Anger stage of coping with her daughter’s murder — made all the worse by the local cops’ failure to deliver justice.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Three Billboards will follow its recent Venice Film Festival premiere with screenings at TIFF (this week) and Fantastic Fest (later this month) before opening on November 10. The film co-stars Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Abbie Cornish, Caleb Landry Jones and Lucas Hedges.