Colin Farrell is reteaming with the director of his surreal indie hit "The Lobster," but this time for the small screen.

Farrell will star as Iran-Contra figure Oliver North in an Amazon limited series that Yorgos Lanthimos will direct, Variety reports.

"I'm really excited to be working with Colin again on something quite different to what we have done so far," Lanthimos said. "I look forward to joining forces with producers Ben [Stiller] and Nicky [Weinstock], who had an excellent casting idea and saw the potential of the material early on and Amazon, who has embraced the project with great enthusiasm. 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."

It'll be the third collaboration for Farrell and the Greek director: Their second film, "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," which costars Nicole Kidman and Alicia Silverstone, may play Cannes this May if it's finished in time, Indiewire reports.

After seeing the bizarrely dystopic "The Lobster," in which newly single people must find a new mate within 30 days or be turned into an animal, it'll be interesting to see Lanthimos take on the real-life story of North, a U.S. Marine who was a central figure in the Reagan-era Iran-Contra weapons-for-hostages scandal. North is currently a political commentator and hosts "War Stories With Oliver North" on Fox News.

David Keith ("An Officer and a Gentleman," "U-571") starred as North in a 1989 TV-movie called "Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North."

Earlier this year, Lanthimos signed on to direct "On Becoming a God in Central Florida," a dark comedy series for AMC set in the '90s that will star Kirsten Dunst.

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