Tuesday 24 October 2017

WATCH: Extremely weird trailer for Colin Farrell's new film The Lobster

Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in The Lobster
Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in The Lobster
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Colin Farrell's new film is garnering rave reviews (it won the Jury Prize at Calles) although 'weird' is an adjective employed by most of the critics.

The newly-released trailer certainly tallies with the weirdness of the synopsis.  It's a sci-fi romantic thriller set in a dystopian future in which single people are forced to find a mate in 45 days - or face being turned into an animal of their choice.

Colin Farell's character chooses the lobster, because they mate for life.

The Lobster, directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, was shot in Kerry and also stars British actress Rachel Weisz, John C Reilly, and Ben Whishaw.

Castleknock native and Hollywood heartthrob Colin (38) had to make a dramatic transformation for his role in the film and gained 40lbs in the space of two months.

The former Ballykissangel star revealed the extreme measures he went to in order to pile on the pounds.

"I would put [ice cream] in the microwave to melt and drink it," he said.

"Two cheeseburgers, fries and Coca-Colas, and two slices of chocolate cake at 10am is not fun - and I love cheese­burgers."

It took up to four pints of Haagen Dazs a day to help him pile on the pounds.

"My body was in total shock," he added.

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