Rachel Weisz & Colin Farrell to Lead THE LOBSTER
According to Deadline, Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell have been tapped to star in Oscar nominee Yorgos Lanthimos' upcoming film THE LOBSTER.
The film is an "unconventional love story that's set in a dystopian future where finding a partner is a matter of life and death." Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, Olivia Colman, Ariane Labed and Angeliki Papoulia co-star.
Filming is set to begin on March 24.
Weisz recently made her Broadway debut in Betrayal. Weisz received overwhelming critical praise and a Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe Award, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Constant Gardener in 2005. In 2012, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her highly acclaimed performance in Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea. Her performance also earned her Best Actress awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the Toronto Film Critics Association. Weisz currently stars as Evanora in Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful, opposite James Franco and Michelle Williams. Her recent film credits include Tony Gilroy's The Bourne Legacy, the indie political drama The Whistleblower, Jim Sheridan's thriller Dream House (opposite Daniel Craig), as well as David Hare's Page Eight alongside Bill Nighy and Ralph Fiennes, for the BBC. Previous film credits include Stealing Beauty; Swept from the Sea;I Want You; The Land Girls; The Mummy; The Mummy Returns; Enemy at the Gates;About a Boy; Runaway Jury; Confidence; Constantine; The Fountain; My Blueberry Nights; Fred Claus; The Brothers Bloom; Definitely, Maybe; Agora;and The Lovely Bones. Weisz won the 2010 Olivier Award for her performance as Blanche DuBois in the West End revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. She received critical acclaim for Focus Features' The Shape of Things, which also marked her first venture into producing. She had previously starred in writer/director Neil LaBute's staging of his play of the same name in both London and New York. Her performance in Sean Mathias' U.K. staging of Noel Coward's Design for Living garnered her the London Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Newcomer. She also starred in the West End production of Suddenly, Last Summer, also directed by Mathias.
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