New Sparta Films (NSF) is thrilled to announce its backing of the new Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) project: The Killing Of A Sacred Deer. The script is written by Lanthimos and his writing partner, Efthymis Filipou, and is being produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures (Room, The Lobster).
Inspired by a Euripides tragedy, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer centres on Steven, a charismatic surgeon, and a teenage boy who seeks to integrate him into his broken family. When the boy’s actions become increasingly sinister, Steven’s ideal life starts to fall apart and he is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice.
The film marks the second collaboration between Lanthimos, Farrell, Element and Film4 after 2015 Cannes hit The Lobster and it is the first film investment acquisition by Amit Pandya, New Sparta Films’ recently appointed Film Investments Manager.
NSF Managing Director, Nicki Hattingh, said: “NSF is thrilled to be supporting Element Pictures, Film4 and HanWay Films on Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer. This is an incredibly prestigious project to add to our slate of creatively original and distinctive film investments. We very much look forward to working with Element and Film4 for the first time and collaborating once more with our friends at HanWay.”