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Trivia for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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  • The town where the movie is filmed is actually a small mountain town in western North Carolina called Sylva.
  • Abbie Cornish, Sam Rockwell, Zeljko Ivanek and Woody Harrelson had worked with Martin McDonagh in Seven Psychopaths (2012).
  • In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Woody Harrelson described this as "Super Troopers (2001) meets Seven Psychopaths (2012)"
  • First feature film directed by Martin McDonagh not to star Colin Farrell
  • The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Frances McDormand; and three Oscar nominees: Woody Harrelson, Lucas Hedges and John Hawkes.
  • Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson previously appeared in North Country (2005).
  • The hospital and doctor's office scenes were filmed at Haywood Regional Medical Center in Clyde, NC. The restaurant scene was filmed at J. Arthur's restaurant in Maggie Valley, NC.
  • Martin McDonagh wrote the screenplay with Frances McDormand as the lead role in mind.
  • Frances McDormand was hesitant to take the role when it was offered, but was eventually convinced by her husband, Joel Coen: "Because at the time he gave it to me I was 58... I was concerned that women from this socioeconomic strata did not wait until 38 to have their first child. So we went back and forth and we debated that quite for a while, and then finally my husband said, 'Just shut up and do it.'"
  • When we first meet Welby in the billboard office he is reading A Good Man Is Hard to Find, the short story collection by Flannery O'Connor.

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  • Lowest body count for a Mcdongh film (1).
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