Nicole Kidman Circling Project with ‘Lobster’ Director, Colin Farrell

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is in negotiations to join Yorgos Lanthimos‘ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” Kidman will join Colin Farrell, who is on board to team up again with Lanthimos after the success of their film “The Lobster.”

“The Lobster” wowed critics at last year’s Cannes Film Festival where it competed for the Palme d’Or prize and ultimately won the Jury Prize. The film went on to impress critics everywhere – it currently sits at a pretty 90 percent on the aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes – and has accumulated praise for Farrell, who stars with Rachel Weisz. Variety calls it, “A wickedly funny protest against societal preference for nuclear coupledom that escalates, by its own sly logic, into a love story of profound tenderness and originality.”

Now, Farrell, Lanthimos and Kidman have found their next project in the intriguingly named “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” The film is a psychological thriller and revenge tale that is inspired by a tragedy of Euripides, one of classical Athens’ great tragic dramatists.

More specifically, according to Variety, the film follows “Steven, a charismatic surgeon and a teenage boy who seeks to integrate him into his broken family. When the boy’s actions become increasingly sinister, Steven’s ideal life starts to fall apart and he is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice.”

Farrell is playing Steven, meanwhile, Kidman will be playing his wife.

Lanthimos is co-writing with Efthymis Filippou (“The Lobster”), with powerhouse company A24 nailing the domestic rights to the film.

Lanthimos is also directing the period drama “The Favourite” with Emma Stone, Kate Winslet and Olivia Colman set to star.

“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” is expected to start filming in August.

The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news on Kidman’s involvement.