- 04 Feb 14
Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz have signed up to play the leads in The Lobster, the English-language debut from Oscar-nominated Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, which starts shooting in Ireland on March 24.
Backed by the Irish Film Board, its stellar international cast also includes Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, Olivia Colman, Ariane Labed and Angeliki Papoulia.
“I'm very grateful to have the opportunity to work with such great actors,” Lanthimos enthuses. “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 very confident and excited to start making this film.”
The Lobster is described as “an unconventional love story set in a dystopian future where finding a partner is a matter of life or death” and will hit screens in 2015.