Colin Farrell is slated to star as Oliver North in a limited series from Amazon.
Yorgos Lanthimos, who directed Farrell in the film "Lobster," will direct the untitled, one-hour series that will cover the Iran-Contra scandal. Ben Stiller is among the executive producers.
North, a decorated U.S. marine and a Fox News commentator, was at the
Lanthimos says he's excited to be working with Farrell again and that the story feels "very fresh and relevant to our times."
Farrell, active in films, starred in the second season of HBO's "True Detective."
The Associated Press