and Colin Farrell
are teaming up for a third time. The director and star are attached to Amazon’s new television drama series about the Iran-Contra affair, Variety reports. Farrell will star as former U.S. marine Oliver North
, who took part in the sale of weapons to Iran, with the profits being channeled to the Contras in Nicaragua. Lanthimos will direct the series, which isn’t titled yet and is being written by Enzo Mileti
and Scott Wilson
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“I’m really excited to be working with Colin again on something quite different to what we have done so far,” Lanthimos told Variety in an official statement. “It makes me very confident and excited to be working on a script which, although based on relatively recent history, feels very fresh and relevant to our times.