TRAILER: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Slate reports:

Frances McDormand is coming off of a career-best performance in the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge, and the Oscar winner is showing no signs of slowing down now. Her next lead role is in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which is slated for release later this year and appears to be another perfect showcase for the actress’ strengths.

The film centers on Mildred Hayes (McDormand), a woman who takes matters into her own hands after her daughter’s murder is left unsolved and mostly forgotten by the police. She puts up billboards in her small town calling out the cops, who she says are “too busy torturing black folks to solve actual crimes,” and provides a catalyst for a bloody all-out brawl between town residents and those employed to protect them.

(Tipped by JMG reader James)

  • CharlestonDave

    Wow! Marking this on my must-see list.

  • Rick

    I love me some Martin McDonagh.

  • Michael R

    The trailer shows the whole movie .

    • Dramphooey

      Sure seems like it. I have no idea if the film is any good but the trailer is captivating.

  • theonlyseven

    I love her. I could watch her do the dishes and still be entertained.

  • Terance Greene

    That’s looks fucken awesome!

  • Blake Mason

    i live for Frances.

  • Acronym Jim

    In addition to the always wonderful McDormand, the film’s also got Woody Harrelson and SAM ROCKWELL!

  • DaddyRay

    That was awesome

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Frances McDormand is so awesome! I gotta see this movie.

    • IvankaLanka

      I’ve never heard of her.

      And this movie looks dumb dumb dumb.

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  • Natty Enquirer

    That sounds pleasantly nihilistic.

  • Love her acting…starting for me back in 1984 with this classic…

  • Archipelagos

    There was nothing about that trailer that I didn’t like.

    • MattPS

      The “At the dentist’s” scene promises to rival Dustin Hoffman and Sir Laurence Olivier’s similar scene in Marathon Man. As for the “Equal opportunity crotch-kicking” scene, I can’t think of a parallel in any other film! I’ll be going to see this, definitely.

    • Todd20036

      I can. No hot naked men!


      • Archipelagos

        I might have pictured a few of those actors naked in my mind…

  • Jerry Kott

    Great! My partner and I have been doing it all wrong. Maybe we should act out, then we will find out who is responsible for the bullet holes in our property.

    Can’t wait to see this film

  • TJay229

    This will be good.

  • HZ81

    Wow, I can’t fucking wait to see this. I don’t even want to watch the trailer again because I want to forget and be surprised in theaters. Frances McDormand is amazing and Woody is one of the most underrated actors of this or any day. Whole cast is perfect. Can’t wait.

  • David Walker

    There are a few actors, Olympia Dukakis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Viola Davis also come to mind, whose appearance will get me to see a movie. Frances McDormand is high among them. This one has my attention.

    • Robincho

      Drowning in a sea of Zellweger and Witherspoon? Your beacon in yon lighthouse is Frances McDormand, who will never fail to see you to the sometimes rocky, but ever-so-welcome shore of Just Plain Real Life…

    • Jerry Kott

      This makes me want to put on my Sunday going to meetin clothes and go to town to see this moving picture.
      Life mimics Art, Art mimics Life.

    • EweTaw

      I want to eat that Joseph Gordon-Levitt with a spoon.

      • Die, Mommie, Die!

        I would rather use my teeth.

        • Todd20036

          I can do that without using my teeth.

  • TexasBoy

    Speaking of disappearing children, the movie Gone on Amazon Prime is about the disappearance and cover up of a murder of a gay man in Austria, and his American mother trying to find him. Powerful.

  • JT

    That billboard would be perfect for display across the country in response to what’s happened in DC.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    Thanks James and Joe! That’s gonna get seen.

  • Lakeview Bob

    Looks awesome.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Love her. Only once have I gone to see a movie twice. That was “Burn After Reading”. As far as I am concerned, she made that movie.

  • GayOldLady

    This just moved to the top of my “can’t wait to see” list.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    MUST SEE!!!!!

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Oh yeah!

  • ByronK

    Wow, wow, wow. Can’t wait!

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Okay, that trailer was cathartic.

  • Die, Mommie, Die!

    Police do seem to enjoy brutalizing these days….it’s easier than actually solving crimes.

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    • GeoffreyPS

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  • 604brian

    wow amazing trailer!! Frances is one of the best actors around. And it is cool to want to go see a movie for a performance. There are so few actors that you will pay to see them in a movie. The draw for most movie watchers seems to be franchises with superheroes, magic or science fiction (which I am also a huge fan). But we can not lose this kind of movie making, thank the stars for Frances.

  • Keith D Plane

    Holy crap does this look good.

  • JWC

    I would watch a movie like this 20 times over a “LaLaLand’

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  • TrollopeReader

    I went water-skiing with Fran once or twice … (awhile ago!)

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  • pj

    im in

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    Yes, there’s a lot to be said for movies cast entirely with good character actors.