The film, from writer and director Martin McDonagh, puts together the same team of his 2008 black comedy In Bruges, with The Batman star and Brendan Gleeson (Paddington 2, the Harry Potter films) once again in the lead roles.
An atmospheric tale of a fallout set across the backdrop of the Irish Civil War, The Banshees of Inisherin features Farrell and Gleeson as Pádraic Súilleabháin and Colm Doherty respectively. The protagonists are two longtime friends whose relationship comes to a halt abruptly, with terrible consequences for both of them.
Alongside Gleeson and Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin also stars Better Call Saul's Kerry Condon and Marvel's Barry Keoghan.
'Another great feel-bad treat from Martin McDonagh, featuring one of Colin Farrell's best performances yet as a guy trying (and failing) to deal with the fallout of a falling out,' the review reads.
Film magazine Little White Lies, praised the bond between its two leading men, writing: 'The Banshees of Insherin is a testament to McDonagh’s gift for dialogue and the infinitely watchable chemistry between Farrell and Gleeson.'
Farrell will next executive produce and star in Apple TV+ series Sugar, opposite The Sandman's Kirby Howell-Baptiste. Details of the plot are being kept under wraps, but it seems the show will be a genre-bending detective story set in Los Angeles.
The Banshees of Inisherin will be released in cinemas on October 21.
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