The official selection for the 70th Cannes Film Festival was announced yesterday. The good news is that “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” will be screened at the festival. Greek director and producer Yorgos Lanthimos says he's euphoric with the news. Some other titles in the competition are “The Beguiled,” “L’Amant Double,” “You Were Never Really Here,” “Good Time,” “Wonderstruck,” “Happy End,” “Okja,” and “The Redoudtable.” Only the top movies and TV shows have been selected from over 700 entries.

About the movie

“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” is an upcoming film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, and written by Efthymis Filippou.

The cast includes Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman. Nicole is excited as “The Killing of a Sacred Dear,” “The Beguiled,” “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” and “Top of the Lake” would make her a regular face at this year's festival. The story is about a teenage boy who wants to become a surgeon. But things quickly change as he has no money to finance his studies. Colin Farrell plays Steven, Nicole Kidman appears as Steven's wife, and Sunny Suljic will make a brief appearance as Bob. Alicia Silverstone, Raffey Cassidy, and Barry Keoghan are also in the cast.

Development and cast of the movie

Yorgos Lanthimos says that the post-production has been completed. In October 2016, he confirmed Colin Farrell in the cast. Film4 Productions is interested in acquiring the movie rights, but the filmmaker has sold it to Element Pictures for $50 million.

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There were rumors that Selena Gomez will replace Nicole Kidman in the project, but the director claims Nicole is far better than Gomez. The last few scenes were filmed in the affluent Hyde Park neighborhood.

Irish actor Barry Keoghan is best known for “71," and “Dunkirk.” Raffey Cassidy is already famous for “Tomorrowland,” and Sunny Suljic rose to prominence with the success of “The Unspoken.” Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, and Sunny Suljic will make an appearance at the festival along with Nicole Kidman. Bill Camp ("12 Years a Slave") and Alicia Silverstone ("Clueless)" look excited as the success of “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” will open the door of Hollywood for them. We wish them good luck and want to see them in more Hollywood films.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer” is financed by Film4 and New Sparta Films along with the Irish Film Board. Promos and teaser trailers have already created excitement among fans.