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Sunday 1 February 2015

Whishaw, Colman for The Lobster

Ben Whishaw will star alongside Olivia Colman in The Lobster
Ben Whishaw will star alongside Olivia Colman in The Lobster

Ben Whishaw and Olivia Colman are set to star in The Lobster, the first English-language film from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos.

The British pair are among the cast, which also includes Zero Dark Thirty's Jason Clarke, French actress Lea Seydoux, Before Midnight actress Ariane Labed and Angeliki Papoulia, reported Deadline.

The film, which was written by Yorgos and longtime collaborator Efthimis Filippou, is described as an "unconventional love story" set in a dystopian future, where finding a partner is a matter of life and death. They face being turned into animals if they do not find a companion within 45 days.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in March 2014.

Ben, who played Q in Sam Mendes' James Bond film Skyfall, will next appear in Terry Gilliam's Zero Theorem. He has started filming his role as US writer Herman Melville in Ron Howard's In The Heart Of The Sea, alongside Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy.

Olivia, who has starred in TV shows Broadchurch, Run and The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher II: The Murder In Angel Lane, will next be in Steven Knight's Locke alongside Tom Hardy and Ruth Wilson.

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