Yorgos Lanthimos has secured actors Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz for his first feature film in English The Lobster.

The Oscar-nominated director will start shooting the film in Ireland in March.

Farrell and Weisz join actors Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Olivia Colman, Ariane Labed and Aggeliki Papoulia already secured to star in the movie.

Co-written by Lanthimos and his long-time collaborator, Efthimis Filippou, the film is an unconventional love story set in a dystopian future where finding a partner is a matter of life or death.