Colin Farrell The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Colin Farrell The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The highly anticipated drama The Killing of a Sacred Deer reunites director Yorgos Lanthimos with The Lobster star Colin Farrell

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Bill Camp, Sunny Suljic
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Genre: Drama, Horror
Running Time: 121 minutes

Synopsis: Steven (Colin Farrell), an eminent cardiothoracic surgeon is married to Anna (Nicole Kidman), a respected ophthalmologist. They are well off and live a happy and healthy family life with their two children, Kim, 14 (Raffey Cassidy) and Bob, 12 (Sunny Suljic). Steven has formed a friendship with Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless 16 year-old boy whom he has taken under his wing. Things take a sinister turn when Steven introduces Martin to his family, gradually throwing their world into turmoil and forcing Steven to make a shocking sacrifce or run the risk of losing everything.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Release Date: November 16th, 2017


About The Production

The Killing of a Sacred Deer flmed in Cincinnati, Ohio in summer 2016. The film reunites Colin Farrell with writer/director/producer Yorgos Lanthimos, following the critical and commercial success of The Lobster.

Nicole Kidman also stars as the wife of Farrell's character, along with Barry Keoghan ('71), Raffey Cassidy (Tomorrowland), Sunny Suljic (The Unspoken), Bill Camp (12 Years A Slave) and Alicia Silverstone (Clueless).

The film is also produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe's Element Pictures, the producers of The Lobster and Oscar-winner Room. Lanthimos and his regular collaborator, Efthimis Filippou, co-wrote the project. Farrell stars as Steven, a charismatic surgeon forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. The film is financed by Film4 and the Irish Film Board, who also were financiers of The Lobster, and New Sparta Films, whose involvement was brokered by HanWay Films.

The project was developed by Element Pictures and Film. HanWay Films is worldwide sales agent, and A24 are on board as US distributor, following their release of The Lobster last year. The Lobster won the Cannes Jury Prize in 2015 and received a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at this year's Oscars®. Dogtooth won Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2009, before going on to receive an Oscar® nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Lanthimos has just finished shooting The Favourite, starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman.


The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Release Date: November 16th, 2017

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