The last time Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz shared the screen, it was for Yorgos Lanthimos‘ mournful, weird romance The Lobster. They’re reuniting for another director who has a unique tone – Todd Solondz, who has a new dark comedy called Love Child.
Solondz’ latest is a twist on the classical Oedipal story that follows a precocious child who schemes to rid himself of his brutish father so he can have his mother all to himself. Things go awry when a handsome stranger appears.
“This is my first movie with a plot and my first movie taking place in Texas,” Solondz says in a statement carried by Variety. “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 honored to be able to excite their passion for serious and unexpected work as well.”