Grace Of Monaco

Yorgos Lanthimos’ bizarre explorations of the human condition have steadily increased in star power over the years, moving from the relative unknowns who played the deranged family in Dogtooth, up to his recent The Lobster, which featured a star-studded cast that included Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw, and Léa Seydoux. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Nicole Kidman is in talks to join Lanthimos and Farrell for the director’s next movie, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer.

Plot details on the film—co-written by Lanthimos and his frequent collaborator, Efthymis Filippou—are light but typically weird, with Farrell playing “a successful surgeon who attempts to integrate a teenager into his family.” That leads to what we can only assume will be some very strange and darkly funny tragedies, given that the movie is being described as a “psychological revenge thriller” with some supernatural elements thrown in. Kidman will play Farrell’s wife, who hopefully won’t end up getting magically transformed into the titular sacred deer, or, say, shrunk down and kept inside a box shaped like her own head, or whatever other weird fates the inventively odd Lanthimos has spent the last year or two dreaming up for his characters to endure.

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