BFI Announce Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, To Close BFI London Film Festival

As we near the end of the Summer the big players of the film festival circuit are dusting down the red carpets for another programme. Today The 61st BFI London Film Festival revealed their closing movie and that honour goes to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The film will receive its UK premiere on Sunday 15 October at the Odeon Leicester Square and screenwriter, director Martin McDonagh(In Bruges is expected to attend along with Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell.

Check out the American trailer (no UK trailer officially released yet)…

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.

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.” States Martin McDonagh.

Twentieth Century Fox will release the film across the UK and Ireland on 12 January 2018. Which also stars Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Zeljko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Clarke Peters, Samara Weaving with John Hawkes and Peter Dinklage.

The 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® takes place from Wednesday 4 October-Sunday 15 October 2017. The full Festival programme will be announced on Thursday 31 August 2017.

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Paul Devine

The founder of The People's Movies, started the site 20th November 2008.The site has excelled past all expectations with many only giving the site months and it's still going strong. A lover of French Thrillers, Post Apocalyptic films, Asian cinema. 2009 started Cinehouse to start his 'cinema education' learning their is life outside mainstream cinema. Outside of film, love to travel with Sorrento, Guangzhou and Manchester all favourite destinations.Musically loves David Bowie, Fishbone, Radiohead.

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