While researching for our deleted scenes post, we came across some interesting information perfect for Fact or Fiction. And we did not know that the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was based on real events.

According to this article in Elle Magazine, director Martin McDonagh had the idea to write this story when he was driving through the US on a greyhound bus. His bus drove past similar billboards in Texas. Here’s an excerpt of the details of the true-life, unsolved crime:

Kathy’s murder is still unsolved, even though her estranged husband, Steve Page, was found liable for her death in a 2000 civil trial. The Fulton family are convinced the police investigation was botched and Steve Page is guilty. Real-life billboard in Vidor, Texas.Mar 5, 2018

– Elle Magazine

And here is an image of the real-life billboard that sparked the story behind the oscar-winning film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri:

And that’s all too real for my liking.

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