Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Cary Fukunaga Finds His Evil Clown Pennywise for 'It' Remake Cary Fukunaga Finds His Evil Clown Pennywise for 'It' Remake Watch: Ryan Gosling Finally Eats His Cereal in Tribute to Meme Creator Ryan McHenry Watch: Ryan Gosling Finally Eats His Cereal in Tribute to Meme Creator Ryan McHenry Quentin Tarantino Enjoys Running the New Beverly, Even When He's Shooting a Movie Quentin Tarantino Enjoys Running the New Beverly, Even When He's Shooting a Movie See Andrew Garfield in First Images from Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' See Andrew Garfield in First Images from Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' Carey Mulligan Just Says No, Goes Full Feminist with 'Far from the Madding Crowd' and 'Suffragette' Carey Mulligan Just Says No, Goes Full Feminist with 'Far from the Madding Crowd' and 'Suffragette' 6 Things Non-Record-Breaker 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Reveals about the Current Box Office 6 Things Non-Record-Breaker 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Reveals about the Current Box Office Box Office: 'Far from the Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Leads Specialty Openers Box Office: 'Far from the Madding Crowd' Starring Carey Mulligan Leads Specialty Openers Guillermo del Toro Feted at San Francisco Film Fest: "I saw my first corpse at age 4" (Video) Guillermo del Toro Feted at San Francisco Film Fest: "I saw my first corpse at age 4" (Video) Oscar Predictions 2016 Oscar Predictions 2016 It Looks Like David Lynch's 'Mulholland Drive' Is Indeed Coming to Criterion It Looks Like David Lynch's 'Mulholland Drive' Is Indeed Coming to Criterion Cary Fukunaga Teams with 'Brokeback Mountain' Writers for A24's First Original Film Cary Fukunaga Teams with 'Brokeback Mountain' Writers for A24's First Original Film Amy Berg's Sex Abuse Doc 'An Open Secret' Finally Lands Distribution, Goes to Cannes Amy Berg's Sex Abuse Doc 'An Open Secret' Finally Lands Distribution, Goes to Cannes Whither Sony? No Place to Go But Up Whither Sony? No Place to Go But Up Hollywood, Please Don't Remake Nicolas Roeg's 'Don't Look Now' Hollywood, Please Don't Remake Nicolas Roeg's 'Don't Look Now' Riviera Maya Film Fest Dares to Bring Edgy Fare to Cinema-Starved Mexican Audiences Riviera Maya Film Fest Dares to Bring Edgy Fare to Cinema-Starved Mexican Audiences Cannes First Look: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Long-Awaited Martial Arts Epic 'The Assassin' Cannes First Look: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Long-Awaited Martial Arts Epic 'The Assassin' '54: The Director's Cut' Comes to Digital HD in All Its Hedonistic Glory '54: The Director's Cut' Comes to Digital HD in All Its Hedonistic Glory Mark Hamill Shares Vintage Photos from the 'Star Wars' Set Mark Hamill Shares Vintage Photos from the 'Star Wars' Set Hear a Rare Recording of One of Stanley Kubrick's Most Revealing Interviews Hear a Rare Recording of One of Stanley Kubrick's Most Revealing Interviews Watch: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette and Amy Schumer Hilariously Slam Hollywood Sexism (NSFW) Watch: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette and Amy Schumer Hilariously Slam Hollywood Sexism (NSFW)

Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster,' Starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, Begins Shooting

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! March 31, 2014 at 1:20PM

Principal photography has begun on "Dogtooth" director Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Lobster." Shooting will take place over seven weeks on location in Ireland. John C. Reilly, Ashley Jensen, Michael Smiley and Jessica Barden have joined the top-drawer cast, which already includes Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux and Olivia Colman.
1
Yorgos Lanthimos
Yorgos Lanthimos

Principal photography has begun on "Dogtooth" director Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Lobster." Shooting will take place over seven weeks on location in Ireland. John C. Reilly, Ashley Jensen, Michael Smiley and Jessica Barden have joined the top-drawer cast, which already includes Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux and Olivia Colman.


Here's the intriguingly far-out synopsis:

 

A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods.  A desperate man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.

"The Lobster" is Greek director Lanthimos' English-language debut. His disturbing dark comedy, "Dogtooth," about a profoundly dysfunctional family, was up for the 2011 Best Foreign Language Oscar (you can watch it free on SnagFilms). His followup, "Alps," also an offbeat love story of sorts, remains a cult favorite.

Lanthimos co-penned "The Lobster" script with his longtime collaborator Efthimis Filippou. Film4 is among the financiers, with Protagonist Pictures handling world sales.

This article is related to: News, Yorgos Lanthimos, Yorgos Lanthimos, Jason Clarke, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman


E-Mail Updates