Mickey Rourke Out, as Woody Harrelson Joins 'Seven Psychopaths'
Though the star of Iron Man 2 and Immortals (which hits theaters this Friday) has been attached to Seven Psychopaths since the project was revealed back in May, a recent interview with Moviefone had Mickey Rourke saying that he would not be appearing in the thriller from In Bruges director and writer Martin McDonagh. In a rather bitter statement, Rourke said, "The director was a jerkoff. He wanted a whole lot for nothing. He can go play with himself." Now Deadline has word that Woody Harrelson has stepped up to replace him, and he's joined by Tom Waits (The Book of Eli) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace).
The film follows a screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who struggles to find the handle on his script, called Seven Psychopaths. He gets drawn into the dog-napping escapades of his friends (played by Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken). Once the beloved Shih Tzu owned by a psychopathic gangster (Harrelson) goes missing, the screenwriter finds himself fueled with all the drama he needs for his screenplay, if he can stay alive long enough to write it all down. Sounds like it's definitely in the same vein as In Bruges with the mix of crime and twisted comedy and since the same producers are also involved, this should be quite a reunion.