The first trailer has landed for The Lobster, a quirky science-fiction romantic thriller, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz.

The Lobster Trailer

Set in a dystopian near future, The Lobster follows the life of David (Colin Farrell) who according to the rules of The City, is taken to The Hotel where he, along with all other City singletons, is obliged to find a matching mate in forty-five days. If he, or anyone else fails, they will be transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods. Despite the rules, one man escapes into The Woods and falls in love with a Loner.

The Lobster, directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, was shot in Ireland and also stars a well-known supporting cast with names such as Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener, About a Boy), John C Reilly (Chicago, The Aviator), and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, Paddington), Olivia Coleman (Peep Show, Broadchurch) and the new Bond girl Lea Seydoux.

For his part in the leading role, Colin Farrell had to undergo a dramatic transformation and gained 40lbs in the space of two months, that’s a lot of junk food!

I would put [ice cream] in the microwave to melt and drink it,” Farrell said. “Two cheeseburgers, fries and Coca-Colas, and two slices of chocolate cake at 10am is not fun – and I love cheese­burgers. My body was in total shock,” he added.

Watch the official trailer here:

The Lobster has received widespread critical acclaim from critics and has won several awards including the A.R.T.E. International Prize for Best CineMart 2013 Project at the 42nd Rotterdam International Film Festival and the Jury Prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

From the looks of the trailer, we think the film will be weirdly wonderful and we cannot wait to see Colin Farrell back on our screens, especially after his fantastic performance in the latest season of True Detective!

The Lobster will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 16 October.

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