Colin Farrell will reunite with his “The Lobster” director Yorgos Lanthimos in “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” for Element Pictures, New Sparta Films and Film4. Shoting begins in August.
Lanthimos and co-writer Efthymis Filipou penned the script inspired by a tragedy of Euripides. The story centers on Steven, a charismatic surgeon and a teenage boy who seeks to integrate him into his broken family.
When the boy’s actions become increasingly sinister, Steven’s ideal life starts to fall apart and he is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice.
Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe will produce the film which A24 has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to.