You know who’s moving at a brisk clip? Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos. His latest film “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” is playing in Competition at the in-progress Cannes Film Festival and it was apparently down to the wire to finish the film in time. Meanwhile, the filmmaker has already completed principal photography of his next film, “The Favorite” featuring Emma Stone and “The Lobster” stars Rachel Weisz and Olivia Coleman. Fox Searchlight is putting out this film and it’ll likely be ready for Cannes of 2018. Lanthimos is on a role.
But let’s keep focus: “The Killing Of A Sacred Deer” is almost upon us. Here’s the official synopsis:
Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. The Guardian has said the relationship with the young boy is “catastrophic” so it sounds like we’re in store for some major tragedy. The question would be: does Lanthimos layer the calamity with his touch of dark comedy? We shall soon see, but it doesn’t sound like it.
Colin Farrell plays Steve, Nicole Kidman plays his beleaguered wife and Barry Keoghan (the Irish drama “’71”) the teenage boy in question. The rest of the cast includes Raffey Cassidy (“Tomorrowland”), Sunny Suljic (“The Unspoken”), Bill Camp (“12 Years a Slave”) and Alicia Silverstone (Yep, that Silvestone from “Clueless”).
Lanthimos’ “The Lobster” won the Cannes Jury Prize in 2015 and his “Dogtooth” won Cannes’ Prix Un Certain Regard in 2009, before going on to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Suffice to say he’s now a heavy hitter at Cannes and likely has a good shot at winning the Palme d’Or or some of the other major prizes.
Meanwhile, the first clip of the film has surfaced and it depicts Farrell, as the doctor, treating the young teenage boy. Stayed tuned for how this one eventually turns out, plus check out one new photo below.
— Rodrigo Perez (@YrOnlyHope) May 19, 2017