Actor Colin Farrell seems to have quite the knack for picking out interesting roles. Sure, every so often he’ll show up in bigger films like HORRIBLE BOSSES or the upcoming FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, but more often than not, he tends to stick to relatively dark, low budget affair like IN BRUGES or SAVING MR. BANKS (which, while not quite a low-key affair, had a surprising performance from the Irish thespian). This upcoming film, THE LOBSTER, seems to be more in the spirit of the weird, dark films the actor has done in the past.
Directed by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (who also co-wrote the picture), THE LOBSTER tells the story of a dystopian future. In this future, single people are sent away to a place called The Hotel. There, they have 45 days to find a mate, and if they should fail, they will be transformed into an animal of their choice and sent out into the woods.
It’s definitely a weird premise, and the trailer doesn’t do much to dispel the notion of strangeness, and there seems to be quite the uneasy balance between dark romance and humor.
Check it out below!
THE LOBSTER competed for the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize. Apart from Colin Farrell, the film also starts John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz, and LÃ©a Seydoux.
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THE LOBSTER is set to release on March 11, 2016.