Colin Farrell is set to reteam with The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos on The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, which starts production in the U.S. in August. Casting of the other main roles is underway. The film will be produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe’s Element Pictures, who were among the producers of Lanthimos’s last film The Lobster along with Scarlet Films. The project is written by Lanthimos and his regular collaborator Efthymis Fillipou.
The film is fully-financed by Film4 and New Sparta Films under a partnership arrangement brokered by Hanway Films. The project was developed by Element Pictures and Film4. HanWay has boarded as worldwide sales agent here at Cannes.
The story follows a young man that needs to take revenge, a doctor that has to make a decision, and his family that must survive. The Lobster won the Cannes Jury Prize in 2015 and Lanthimos’ Dogtooth won Cannes’ Prix Un Certain Regard in 2009.
Farrell will next be seen in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. He is repped by LBI Entertainment and CAA. Lanthimos is repped by CAA, LBI Entertainment and Sayle Screen.