Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell Must Find Love in Dystopian Future, or Die
Feb 05, 2014 19:18
Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell have signed on to star in The Lobster, an "unconventional love story" set in a dystopian future where "finding a partner is a matter of life or death."
According to Film School Rejects, the film "was going to be a romance set in a strange future where being single is illegal, and if someone is caught being single they are given 45 days to either find a mate or be transformed into an animal." Okay...
The Lobster is the English-language debut of Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, whose movie Dogtooth was nominated for an Oscar in 2009. Co-written by Lanthimos and his longtime collaborator Efthimis Filippou, The Lobster co-stars Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, Olivia Colman, Ariane Labed and Angeliki Papoulia.
It’s hard to find a person who didn’t like 2012’s Dredd, a film that stands alongside RoboCop as the ultra-violent, dystopic film fans needed at the time, but a sequel to the movie hasn’t been forthcoming; in fact, over the past few years, the likelihood of a second outing for Olivia Thirlby and Karl Urban’s chin has hovered around zero. Read more