Then we learned that Barry Keoghan was also cast in it and we collectively lost our minds!
The film is directed by Martin McDonagh, who previously worked with both actors as the director of In Bruges. So you know that we’re in for a treat!
While we had to spend the last couple of months trying to figure out what The Banshees of Inisherin was about, we finally have a trailer.
Filmed in the Aran Islands during the pandemic, the film tells the story of two life-long friends whose fallout leads to shocking consequences for their small island community.
The official synopsis for the film reads: “Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, The Banshees Of Inisherin follows lifelong friends Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship.
“A stunned Padraic, aided by his sister Siobhan (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer.
“But Padraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.”
Pat Shortt will also star in the upcoming film.
The film will receive its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September, followed by its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival a few weeks later.
The Banshees Of Inisherin is set to be released in cinemas on Friday, 21 October.