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dark comedy Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz set to reunite in new movie 'Love Child'

They appeared together in Yorgos Lanthimos’s surreal black comedy dystopian flick 'The Lobster' in 2015

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Colin Farrell is set to star in new flick 'Love Story'.

Colin Farrell is set to star in new flick 'Love Story'.

Colin and Racheal both appeared together in The Lobster in 2015

Colin and Racheal both appeared together in The Lobster in 2015

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Colin Farrell is set to star in new flick 'Love Story'.

Rachel Weisz and Colin Farrell are set to star alongside each other once again in a new movie called 'Love Child'. 

They both appeared together in Yorgos Lanthimos’s surreal black comedy dystopian flick The Lobster in 2015.

Now Oscar winner Weisz (The Favourite) and Farrell (The Batman) are set to reunite in Todd Solondz’s new comedy-drama that has been described as a “darkly comic twist on the Oedipal story".

The plot "follows a precocious kid who schemes to rid himself of his brutish dad so he can have his mom all to himself. Things go awry when a handsome stranger appears."

The Happiness director says the film is "fun and sexy".

He told Variety: "This is my first movie with a plot and my first movie taking place in Texas.

"It’s fun and it’s sexy and it’s shaped by the Hollywood movies that made me want to become a filmmaker. I’ve loved Rachel and Colin’s work forever, and am so honoured to be able to excite their passion for serious and unexpected work as well."

Rachel's upcoming roles include playing Melina Vostokoff (the Iron Maiden) in Marvel's Black Widow, which is set for release on July 9.

Farrell’s DC Comics movie The Batman opens in theatres on March 4, 2022. Farrell will also be heading to the Cannes Film Festival next month as a star of After Yang, the latest directorial effort from Columbus director Kogonada.

Artemis Fowl star Colin who has sons James (17) with Kim Bordenave, and Henry (11) with Alicja Bachelda-Curus, told how a delay in production on The Batman due to the coronavirus pandemic was a blessing in disguise because it meant he could spend more time with his children.

He said: “In the vacuum that I'm fortunate enough to live in, there's a home, a fridge full of food and a few dollars in the bank. And everyone that's very close to me is healthy, so I'm very lucky.

“It's been an incredibly rewarding time because it has allowed me to spend time with my family. We wouldn't have had that if I was still in London shooting the new Batman movie.”

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