According to Deadline.com, Tony nominee Christopher Walken has signed on to star in Martin McDonagh's 'Seven Psychopaths' film. Walken joins Colin Farrell and Sam Rockwell in the movie, which will begin production this fall.
In the film, Farrell stars as 'a screenwriter who struggles to find the handle on his script, called Seven Psychopaths. He gets drawn into the dognapping escapades of his friends (played by Rockwell and Walken). Once the beloved Shih Tzu owned by a psychopathic gangster 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.'
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Walken is best known for starring in Joe Dirt, Annie Hall, The Deer Hunter, The Prophecy trilogy, The Dogs of War, Sleepy Hollow, Brainstorm, The Dead Zone, A View to a Kill, At Close Range, King of New York, True Romance, Catch Me If You Can, Pulp Fiction, Wedding Crashers, The Rundown, Click, and Hairspray as well as music videos by recording artists such as Madonna, Journey, Run DMC and Fatboy Slim.
In 2000, Walken lead, along with Blair Brown, James Joyce's The Dead on Broadway. James Joyce's The Dead won a Tony Award that year for Best Book for a Musical. He returned to Broadway in Martin McDonagh's play A Behanding in Spokane in 2010, and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play.
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