Monday 20 October 2014

Colin Farrell packs some paunch for latest transformation in Kerry film

Published 16/04/2014 | 17:19

Colin Farrell seems to be supporting a bit of a belly on the set of Giorgos Lanthimos movie 'The Lobster' shooting in Co. Kerry alongside actors John C Reilly and Lea Seydoux, Co. Kerry, Ireland - 14.04.14. Pictures: M. Lynch / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Lea Seydoux, Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell seems to be supporting a bit of a belly on the set of Giorgos Lanthimos movie 'The Lobster' shooting in Co. Kerry alongside actors John C Reilly and Lea Seydoux

Hollywood heartthrob clearly has no problem transforming for a film role - even if it means packing on the pounds.

Less than two weeks ago, he was turning heads on the red carpet in his black tie attire at the IFTAs, and now he's an overweight, bespectacled and mustachioed leading man in Kerry.

The Golden Globe winner is currently filming The Lobster alongside actress Lea Seydoux.

His latest co-star Rachel Weisz, who will be joined by hubby Daniel Craig, have not yet arrived in Ireland for their portion of the film yet.

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.

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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.

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.

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