Magazine article Screen International

Colin Farrell, Penelope Cruz, Peter Sarsgaard Board TV Projects

Magazine article Screen International

Colin Farrell, Penelope Cruz, Peter Sarsgaard Board TV Projects

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Allure of small screen tempts latest batch of film stars.

Colin Farrell will play Oliver North and reunite with Yorgos Lanthimos for Amazon Studios, while Penelope Cruz will star as Donatella Versace in FX's American Crime Story anthology, and Peter Sarsgaard is cast as a CIA staffer in Hulu's The Looming Tower.

Farrell and Yorgos Lanthimos are set to reunite on Untitled Ollie North Project, Amazon Studios' limited series about the Oliver North Iran Contra affair.

The project recounts the story of the National Security Council staff member involved in the illegal sale of weapons to Iran to encourage the release of US hostages in Lebanon in the 1980s.

The project is currently in development and will reunite Farrell with Lanthimos, who directed him in The Lobster and A24's upcoming The Killing Of A Sacred Deer.

Farrell starred in the second season of HBO's True Detective and is best known for a film career that includes his breakout role in Tigerland, In Bruges, Miami Vice, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson are writing the script-to-series one-hour drama and Red Hour's Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock will serve as executive producers. …

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