Colin Farrell Reunites (Again) with Yorgos Lanthimos for Iran-Contra Drama


Colin Farrell Reunites (Again) with Yorgos Lanthimos for Iran-Contra Drama
  1. Colin Farrell Reunites (Again) with Yorgos Lanthimos for Iran-Contra Drama
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    His collaborations with Terrence Malick, Michael Mann, and Martin McDonagh have given Colin Farrell some of his best performances, but it was with last year’s The Lobster that we saw a different side of the actor. After putting on a few extra pounds, he perfect exuded the dry humor of Yorgos Lanthimos in the dark comedy. They’ve […
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His collaborations with Terrence Malick, Michael Mann, and Martin McDonagh have given Colin Farrell some of his best performances, but it was with last year’s The Lobster that we saw a different side of the actor. After putting on a few extra pounds, he perfect exuded the dry humor of Yorgos Lanthimos in the dark comedy. They’ve already reteamed for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which will hopefully debut at Cannes, and now they’ve got another project in the works.

This time they’ll be heading to the small screen as Variety reports Farrell will lead a limited series on Amazon series, portraying U.S. marine Oliver North and his hand in the Iran-Contra affair. Taking place in the 1980s under Ronald Reagan, the political scandal involved illegal weapons sales to Iran in exchange for the release of U.S. hostages, the proceeds of which, under North’s guidance, helped to back Contra rebel groups in Nicaragua.

“I’m really excited to be working with Colin again on something quite different to what we have done so far,” Lanthimos said. “I look forward to joining forces with Ben and Nicky, who had an excellent casting idea and saw the potential of the material early on and Amazon, who has embraced the project with great enthusiasm. It makes me very confident and ex…

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