Colin Farrell and “The Lobster” director Yorgos Lanthimos are teaming up for a currently untitled Amazon series about the involvement of former decorated U.S. marine Oliver North in the Iran-Contra affair.
Farrell will star and Lanthimos will direct the project which remains in development as the streaming giant awaits scripts from Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson.
North, currently a political commentator and Fox News host, worked on the National Security Council during the Iran-Contra affair. He claimed partial responsibility for the sale of weapons through intermediaries to Iran, with the profits being channeled to the Contras in Nicaragua.
Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock will executive produce. Farrell and Lanthimos recently finished working together on the feature “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” for A24.