Woody Harrelson is set to go stark raving mad.
The "Hunger Games" star has joined Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell and Colin Farrell in Martin McDonagh's dark crime comedy, "Seven Psychopaths," according to Deadline.
"Seven Psychopaths" follows a screenwriter (Farrell) as he struggles to finish his new screenplay, "Seven Psychopaths" (ah, it's a meta-comedy!), and gets drawn into the dog-napping escapades of his friends (Rockwell and Walken). Once the beloved Shih Tzu owned by a psychopathic gangster (to be played by Woody, who's replacing Mickey Rourke) 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.
This sounds like more than a worthy companion piece to McDonagh's "In Bruges" (which also starred Farrell), which is one of the best movies ever made, quite frankly.
Woody Harrelson is no stranger to playing a violent lunatic, having so memorably portrayed the infamous mass murderer and media darling, Mickey Knox, in Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers." He wasn't quite all together as the pickle-munching conspiracy theorist in Roland Emmerich's "2012," either.
"Seven Psychopaths" has scored more than just the former "Cheers" bartender -- Tom Waits, whose new album, "Bad as Me," was just released, and former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko are also on board. (We hope Tom's playing the aforementioned Shih Tzu.)
Woody Harrelson will next be seen in "Rampart," opening Jan. 27, 2012, and will appear as Haymitch Abernathy in "The Hunger Games," opening March 23 (and, come to think of it ... Haymitch is a little cuckoo too, isn't he?).