Colin Farrell and Yorgos Lanthimos are building together again. The duo, who worked together on The Lobster, have lined up a series for Amazon’s streaming service. Per Variety:
Colin Farrell is ready to return to the small screen.
Farrell and his “Lobster” director Yorgos Lanthimos are teaming up again on an Amazon show about Oliver North and his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair. Farrell will star as the former U.S. marine in the untitled limited series, which will primarily focus on the Iran-Contra scandal, and Lanthimos will direct.
According to sources, the project is still in development as Amazon awaits scripts from Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson. Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock are exec producing for Red Hour Films.
For us 80s babies, this was the political scandal of the time, and it caused long-lasting damage to the U.S. government. Judging by Lanthimos’ last few films, controversial topics don’t appear to be something he’s apprehensive about.