Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson had played an unlikely duo in Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges, now the team is coming back together for Monagh’s next movie, The Banshees of Inisherin.
Watch the official trailer here:
The official description reads:
Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN follows lifelong friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Pádraic, aided by his sister Siobhán (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Pádraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.
While some fans can take In Bruges literally as a film, there has always been more of a surreal read to it, and I think we can say the same about The Banshees of Inisherin. We don’t really know if the events taking place on the island can be considered ‘real’, but the premise is just so bizarre that I’m excited to see what’s in store for the film.
Not to mention, the chemistry between Farrell and Gleeson is still great, and at some point I thought I was watching a sequel to In Bruges which takes place in some kind of Irish purgatory.
The Banshees of Inisherin comes to theaters Oct. 21.