Lanthimos’ English Language Debut Gets its Lead Cast

LanthimosAcademy Award-nominated Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos is making his English language debut with “The Lobster,” and now the film finally has its lead cast.

Jason Clarke (“Zero Dark Thirty”) has joined the cast that also includes Lea Seydoux (Adele Exarchopoulos’ co-star in “Blue is the Warmest Color”), Angeliki Papoulia (who starred in Lanthimos’ “Dogtooth” and “Alps”), Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall”), Olivia Colman (“Broadchurch”) and Ariane Labed (“Attenberg”).

“The Lobster” is a love story that takes place in the future, where single people must adhere to strict regulations when finding a partner. Lanthimos wrote the script alongside his “Alps” and “Dogtooth” screenwriter Efthymis Filippou. It was awarded the ARTE International Prize earlier this year at the 42nd International Film Festival of Rotterdam for the Best CineMart 2013 Project, which included a prize of 7,000 euros for the filmmaker.

Set to begin shooting in March, “The Lobster” is being supported by a few production companies, including Element Pictures (Ireland), Limp (Lanthimos’ UK production company), Scarlet Films (UK), Faliro House (Greece) and Haut et Court (France).