Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell are two actors that have always been constantly working, but their projects haven’t always been popular. Recently, both careers seem on the upswing and a many juicy roles are lined up for each of them.
The first of the two films that they are set to star in is “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” the next film by director Yorgos Lanthimos, this was first reported by Variety. He previously won acclaim for directing Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in “The Lobster” a dystopian dramedy that is filmed with an eccentric flare. “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” will focus on Farrell playing a surgeon, Kidman playing his wife, and the struggle of trying to bring a teenager into their family. The film is said to be a psychological-thriller, which adds another level of excitement to the news.
Next, Variety reports that the two will star in Sofia Coppola’s remake of “The Beguiled” which originally starred Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Paige. Kidman and Farrell would also be joined on screen by Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning (she will also appear in “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” with Kidman). Not many details are know about the remake, but let’s hope that the setting of a Civil War Era all girls boarding school is still the films setting.
Lanthimos and Coppola both have unique takes on the direction of film and both should be a great match for Kidman and Farrell. Both of these actors have seemed to embrace the fact they are better at their craft the further they movie away from mainstream movies. They should meld perfectly into Loanthimos’s and Coppola’s aesthetic.