Alchemy Catches ‘The Lobster:’ – Cannes
Alchemy picked up U.S. rights to The Lobster, director Yorgos Lanthimos’ pic starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz. The competition film came in with hopes of being An Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. It became clear The Lobster was a bit trippy to land in the nets of the top tier distributors for a big theatrical release. The film is set in a near future in which single people are jailed and sent to the Hotel, where they must find a mate within 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into the Woods. CAA brokered the deal.