Sunday 26 October 2014

Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig setting up camp in Dublin for film

Published 08/04/2014 | 07:24

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig attend The Opportunity Networks 7th Annual Night of Opportunity at Cipriani Wall Street on April 7, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig

He's a fortnight into the shoot and this week Colin Farrell will get a chance to meet his new co-star Rachel Weisz.

The British actress is expected to arrive on set of The Lobster in Co Kerry over the coming days to film her scenes with the Dubliner.

It will be Farrell's first time working with Weisz in front of the cameras.

She and her husband Daniel Craig, internationally recognised as 007 spy James Bond, have rented a house in Dalkey for the duration of their stay on Irish shores.

The Hollywood couple are not the only A-listers due to join Farrell.

American actor John C Reilly has also been added to the cast list.

The Lobster, funded by the Irish Film Board and produced by Element Pictures, is the first English-language film by Yorgos Lanthimos, whose flick Dogtooth won Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2009 and was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

It tells the story of a romance set in the near future, where single people are arrested and transferred to the 'Hotel'. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into the woods. A desperate man escapes to the woods where the 'loners' live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.

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Principal photography is primarily based in Kerry, which continues for another five weeks.

Farrell, who enjoyed a few days off over the weekend and is sporting a moustache and longer, slicked back hair for the production, is playing the title role, with Weisz installed in the female lead.

The 44-year-old and her hubby Craig (46) are largely based in New York and recently worked together on Broadway, completing a 14-week stint in an adaptation of Harold Pinter's classic Betrayal.

It is anticipated that Craig, who is scheduled to begin filming on The Whole Truth soon, will fly in to keep Weisz company for a period during her stay.

The well-known pair wed in 2011 in an extremely low key ceremony, saying their 'I dos' in front of just four people.

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