U.S. actor John C. Reilly has joined the A-list cast of hot Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos' dystopian drama "The Lobster," which just started shooting in Ireland.
Set in a near future where people who are single get arrested and forced to find a matching mate within 45 days, "The Lobster" is the first English-language pic by Lanthimos whose dysfunctional family drama "Dogtooth" (pictured) won the 2009 Un Certain Regard nod in Cannes and was nominated for a foreign-language film Oscar.
Also joining the pic, for which a seven week Irish shoot is planned, are thesps Ashley Jensen ("Extras"), Michael Smiley ("Spaced"), and Jessica Barden ("Coronation Street").
Co-penned by Lanthimos and long-time writing partner Efthimis Filippou, the pic is being co-produced by Ireland's Element Pictures and UK production companies Limp and Scarlet Films.
The UK's Protagonist Pictures is handling world sales.
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