Just when you thought that Hollywood was all “out of ideas,” a film like The Lobster comes along. Before we get into the casting news that broke today though, read the “dystopian love story’s” description below:
“Single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel and 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.”
Do you need to read that one again? Go ahead, I’ll wait.
As bizarre as this film sounds, it could actually be rather enjoyable, thanks in no small part to its stellar cast. Today, THR reports that John C. Reilly has come on board, joining Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Olivia Colman, Ariane Labed and Angeliki Papoulia.
The film is currently shooting in Ireland, under Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, whose past efforts have been art-house darlings and festival favorites Dogtooth and Alps, two dramas that will only make this particular project look even stranger on the director’s resume.
We don’t have any word on when The Lobster will hit theatres, but you can bet that it’ll be on our must-watch list once it hits the festival circuit later this year. Stay tuned for more updates!