'In Bruges' filmmaker Martin McDonagh has insisted he is perfectly normal – despite the dark subject matter he conjures up.
The director's new film 'Seven Psychopaths' is a gruesome black comedy full of damaged characters and graphic violence.
But McDonagh said at the film's London premiere: "I'm really nice. I'm normal, because I get all the s*** out there and let other people deal with it."
The director enlisted Irish star Colin Farrell, who he worked with on 'In Bruges', to play a boozy writer in the film.
US star Sam Rockwell plays an out-of-work actor who kidnaps dogs then returns them to their owners to receive the reward money. Rockwell said of McDonagh: "He's a genius. He's a beautiful, amazing writer."