Manifesting my destiny: dear world, I would like to interview Martin McDonagh. (But for what publication?) I bought In Bruges on DVD, I loved it so. Such a great movie. And, and, if I ever got to talk to Mr. McDonagh, I’m sure he would like me because his short that won an Academy Award, Six Shooter, features Brendan Gleeson as a character named “Donnelly.” I’m a character named Donnelly!
And his career is fascinating - supposedly he wrote all his great plays in a three month rush at age 27? And then they were all put on in London at the same time? So cool. He’s always been hot, too, google image bears that out. But I love the silver hair, I gotta say.
His new play, A Beheading in Spokane, opens in New York in a month. It features Zoe Kazan (who I’ve been told I look like!), the ever-incredible Anthony Mackie, Sam “in every movie ever and I’ve been in the same room with the guy and Leslie Bibb like six times in 2009” Rockwell, and CHRISTOPHER WALKEN. AND it features Christopher Walken as a man LOOKING FOR HIS MISSING HAND!
Here is the description:
Carmichael (Walken) has been searching for his missing left hand for over a quarter of a century. Enter two bickering lovebirds (Mackie and Kazan) with a hand to sell, and a hotel clerk (Rockwell) with an aversion to gunfire, and we’re set for a hilarious rollercoaster of love, hate, desperation and hope.
*** Edit! The title is a BEHANDING in Spokane, and I constantly misread it as Beheading because BEHANDING is not a word. You got me, McDonagh!