Let’s be real, this probably hasn’t happened since 1995, but it’s time to get really excited about something Alicia Silverstone is doing. You see, the Silverstonaissance (Silverstone Age?) is nigh. According to Deadline, the erstwhile Cher Horowitz has been cast in the next film from The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos.
In the movie, which is amazingly titled The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Silverstone will play the mother of a teen (Barry Keoghan) who turns “sinister.” Colin Farrell—who gave an oddly tender performance The Lobster— returns for this one as a surgeon who has to make what Deadline deems an “unthinkable sacrifice” because of the young man’s actions. Nicole Kidman is also on board as Farrell’s character’s wife. If Lanthimos’ previous work is any indication, it’s sure to be strangely humorous and surreally violent. A24 has already picked it up.
This is not the only intriguing move Silverstone has made of late. She has a role in porn drama King Cobra, which premiered at Tribeca and also stars James Franco, and has Catfight heading to the Toronto International Film Festival. That project, from Applesauce writer-director Onur Tukel, also features Anne Heche and Sandra Oh. Silverstone is getting weird—and we’re into it.