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Farrell and his leading lady Rachel Weisz ready to jet to Kerry for their 'love story'

Laura Butler

Published 04/02/2014 | 06:48

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He may now live in the Hollywood hills, but Dubliner Colin Farrell will jet back to Irish shores to film his next movie.

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The 37-year-old actor is scheduled to start shooting The Lobster in Kerry next month.

No doubt he will be looking forward to showing off his home country to his new co-star Rachel Weisz in between days on the set.

This will be Farrell's second time working in Ireland in two years. In April 2013 he was based in Co Fermanagh while working on Miss Julie, based on the 1888 play by August Strindberg.

The Lobster will be the first English language film by Oscar-nominated Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, who is behind Dogtooth and Alps.

It features an unconventional love story set in the future, where finding a partner is a matter of life or death.

Farrell and Weisz are to play the lead roles, with Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux and Olivia Colman completing the cast list.

PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 04:  Actor Colin Farrell arrives at the 25th Annual Palm Springs  International Film Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 4, 2014 in Palm Springs, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Farrell and Weisz are to play the lead roles, with Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux and Olivia Colman completing the cast list.
Rachel Weisz loves working in the theatre
Rachel Weisz loves working in the theatre

Father-of-two Farrell is not the only A-lister working in Ireland in the coming months.

Oscar nominated Jessica Chastain and Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave have signed on to feature in producer Noel Pearson's adaptation of the Sebastian Barry novel The Secret Scripture.

The book is narrated by Roseanne, who recounts her journey in asylums in Ireland for over 60 years.

As the story unfolds, audiences discover the why and the how of Roseanne's incarceration and are also introduced to the novel's second narrator, Roseanne's psychiatrist Dr William Grene.

Chastain, who enjoyed a breakthrough part in Terrence Malick's 2011 hit The Tree of Life, will portray a young Roseanne in the film, while Redgrave (76) will play the character in her later years.

Directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan, production is expected to kick off this summer.

A silver screen adaptation of Colm Toibin's Brooklyn will also begin filming in April, with Irish stars Domhnall Gleeson and Saoirse Ronan as the male and female leads.

Meanwhile, Love/Hate heartthrob Killian Scott is working on forthcoming flick, Traders.

The thriller has just begun production in Dublin and will continue until Scott returns to the RTE set to continue Stuart Carolan's gangland drama.

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