Jameson Cult Film Club’s Seven Psychopaths Premiere report
Last night The Oval Space in Bethnal Green, London played host to Jameson Cult Film Club’s Seven Psychopath’s premiere, with the dark comedy being touted by the organisers as a future cult film. On hand were the film’s writer and director Martin McDonagh, producer Graham Broadbent and star Sam Rockwell. The trio spoke with press and following the screening held a brief Q&A in front of several hundred eager audience members.
Rockwell and McDonagh were also celebrating their Independent Spirit Awards nominations, with Rockwell getting a supporting actor nod and McDonagh taking a well-earned screenplay nom.
Speaking of McDonagh, Broadbent said: “I’d made a film with Martin McDonagh before… he wrote and directed In Bruges, which we made together about three or four years ago. He’s also a genius writer and what’s fantastic is when you just get a script on your desk called Seven Psychopaths and you start to read it from beginning to end and go ‘this is terrific’ then it’s like, great, let’s do it, but Martin was always gonna direct, so then it was about how to assemble a cast that would be fitting for the project. The other really nice thing is, if you’ve got a great script and a great director, you tend to get a very good cast quite easily, even if you pay an awful lot of money, because everyone in Hollywood wants very good roles.”
Addressing talk of a sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the surprise British hit of earlier in the year, that Broadbent also produced, he remarked: “We are considering it at the minute. A companion piece, possibly and the studio are keen to do it and our view has been, if we can find the right story and make it good, rather than just a sort of sequel then we’d certainly give that some thought”.
Also walking the green carpet was Jaime Winstone and Great Expectations star Jason Flemyng, amongst other British stars from television and music. Frequent Matthew Vaughn colleague Flemyng, along with confirming his inclusion in X-Men: Days of Future Past, went on to cause shock-waves across the internet with an inadvertent insinuation that the Kick-Ass director was set to helm Disney’s first stab at Star Wars with Episode VII. Asked if Vaughn was interested in the job, pulling a sarcastic face, Flemyng “uhhh, yeah… interested? Yeah, bar the deal”. The truth still remains to be seen and Vaughn’s reps and holding a firm “no comment” on the situation, but let’s just hope the Putney-bred actor didn’t cordially talk himself out of a job.