Lobster Filming on Location in Kerry
John C. Reilly joins Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz
John C. Reilly, Ashley Jensen, Michael Smiley and Jessica Barden join the previously announced cast Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, Olivia Colman, Ariane Labed and Angeliki Papoulia on the set of The Lobster filming on location in Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Principal photography started last week on the film, the first English language film by Yorgos Lanthimos, whose Dogtooth won numerous international awards and was nominated for the Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film. Shooting takes place over seven weeks on location in Ireland.
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 co-written by Lanthimos and his long-time collaborator, award-winning Efthimis Filippou.
It is being produced by Element Pictures, Limp and Scarlet Films. Producers on the film are Lanthimos, Lee Magiday, Ed Guiney and Ceci Dempsey, with Element’s Andrew Lowe and Film4’s Tessa Ross and Sam Lavender acting as executive producers. Isabel Davis is the lead executive for the BFI Film Fund, and Rory Gilmartin for Bord Scannan na hEireann/Irish Film Board.
The Lobster is being financed by Film4, Bord Scannan na hEireann/Irish Film Board, the BFI Film Fund (the first film through its minority co-production strand), Eurimages, Greek Film Centre, CNC, the Dutch Film Fund and Canal+. Protagonist Pictures is handling world sales.