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Whilst on the Jameson’s green carpet at the UK premiere for Seven Psychopaths we managed to grab Producer Graham Broadbent for a quick chat…
M.E: For those who haven’t yet seen Seven Psychopaths what can we expect?
G.B: Well if you saw ‘In Bruges’ and like Martin McDonagh, either from a stage play or In Bruges, and then you add in Seven Psychopaths – Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Tom Waits, Harry Dean Stanton, Gabourey Sidibe, – there’s a bundle of really smart actors in this film, it’s very rich, very fun, very dazzling and a very original film,
M.E: Have you maintained a working relationship with Woody Harrelson since Welcome to Sarajevo?
G.B: It’s funny you say that. I haven’t seen him for a long time, but he was great in Welcome to Sarajevo which was the first film I produced. It happened on this film that we cast him quite late in the day and it was a very simple call to make. It was just him and his agent/manager who I knew and he read the script in a weekend and had signed up literally within 48hrs of the script arriving which was great.
M.E: On set, did you have any problems with cast & crew members being scared of dogs?
G.B: Come on, it’s a little ShihTzu (laughs)
M.E: Some people have fears…
G.B: Er yeah, not too many fears for that one, if it was a big Alsatian we might have had that, but it was kind of sweet, everyone liked it , it’s just like a little gay dog isn’t it. So no – its kinda sweet.
M.E: Are you back in Britain for your next project or have you got something lined up in the States?
G.B: We have film called ‘Posh’, it was a play at the Royal Court, which we are putting together for shooting next Spring in the UK.
M.E: One more question for our readers, obviously we are all film fans and we appreciate a good film, but what’s your guilty pleasure DVD you put on a couple of times at home?
G.B: I can’t tell you that! (laughs)
M.E: Come on Graham,
G.B: I’m not telling you that, but there’s certainly a selection. Oh yeah too many. I tell you I do like, there’s two and they’re not really guilty, because I love Silence of the Lambs I could watch it again and again and again. And I love Misery, which aren’t natural drama pieces, but I think they are kind of great genre movies.
M.E: Thank you very much.
G.B: Cool, nice to meet you.
Seven Psychopaths is out in the UK on Dec 5th.
In Bruges writer/director Martin McDonagh returns with a star studded black comedy about a stuggling screenwriter who becomes embroiled in his friends world of part time dog-knapping… that lands them in serious trouble with crazy mobster ‘Charlie’ (Woody Harrelson) who just wants his beloved Shih Tzu ‘Bonny’ back.
With a main cast who believes drinking is more dangerous than guns, Colin Farrel arguably plays the straight man; ‘Marty’ whoes gradual collapse into hysteria is caused by the people around him.
His best friend ‘Billy’ (Sam Rockwell) is the prime culprit as he badgers Marty into working on his screenplay, whilst escalating the problems with gangster Charlie, culminating in a brilliant campfire storytelling moment. The star turn comes from Christopher Walken who plays ‘Hans’ as only Walken can, with one liners and second-perfect comic timing.
Seven Psychopaths is a fantastically quirky self-parody that flows with ease thanks to McDonagh’s master story telling and dark humour, it is quite simply the best comedy of the year.
UK release: Wednesday 5th December 2012