Here’s an actor/director pairing few were likely to expect: Alicia Silverstone and Yorgos Lanthimos. The “Clueless” actress has joined the cast of the “Dogtooth” and “The Lobster” director’s latest film, which just went into production in Cincinnati. “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” stars Colin Farrell (who also starred in “The Lobster”) and Nicole Kidman.
Farrell plays Steven, “a charismatic surgeon forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.” Kidman plays Farrell’s wife, with Silverstone as the boy’s mother; Raffey Cassidy, Bill Camp, Barry Keoghan and Sunny Suljic round out the ensemble.
Lanthimos co-wrote the script along with Efthymis Filippou, his collaborator on each of his last three films. A24, who also distributed “The Lobster” (and made more than $9 million domestically from it), will release “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.”