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Colin Farrell to star in a film by Yorgos Lanthimos

04 February 2014 / 21:02:53  GRReporter
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Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz will play the lead roles in the first English-language film by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, who has recently gained popularity. In 2009, his film "Dogtooth" was awarded in the selection Un Certain Regard of Cannes Film Festival and a year later, it was Oscar-nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

The Hollywood stars will join an ensemble that also includes Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Olivia Colman, Ariane Labed and Anggeliki Papoulia. The last two actresses performed in Lanthimos’ film "Alps" which received the award for Best Screenplay at Venice Film Festival.

The new film will be titled "The Lobster". The screenplay is written by Lanthimos and his long-time collaborator Efthimis Filippou. The film will tell an unusual love story set in a dystopian future where finding a partner is a matter of life or death.

"I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with such great actors. Their contribution to our film will enrich and expand the world we are trying to create and explore. Furthermore our team of old and new collaborators makes me confident and excited to start making this film," Lanthimos told Variety magazine.

Awarded the Golden Globe for the film "In Bruges," Colin Farrell participated in "Saving Mr. Banks," which has been recently released, and is the star in the upcoming "Winter’s Tale" by Akiva Goldsman.

Rachel Weisz is also a Golden Globe winner in the Best Supporting Actress category for the film "The Constant Gardener" (2005).

The shooting of Lanthimos' new film is about to start on 24 March in Ireland. The project is funded by cinema companies in Greece, France, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and the European Union.

Tags: CinemaColin FarrellYorgos LanthimosRachel WeiszThe Lobster
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