After the film won the jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, among several other awards, plus earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, the latter being for its lead, Farrell, it was clear that The Lobster was the start of a beautiful friendship between Greek writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos and Colin Farrell.

Since making the highly acclaimed movie set in a dystopian future where people have to find a romantic partner or they get turned into an animal, Farrell and Lanthimos have The Killing of a Sacred Deer (animal-themed again, it would seem) in the works next.

This film follows Farrell’s character, a surgeon, and his dysfunctional family.

Now it would seem the pair has another project in mind. According to Empire, Farrell and Lanthimos have signed deals to make a miniseries about Oliver North and the 1980s Iran-Contra affair.

Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson are providing the scripts and Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstock are producing via their Red Hour Films company.

The Iran-Contra scandal relates to when American officials secretly sold weapons to Iran in the 1980s and sent the money to the Contra militant groups in Nicaragua while also negotiating the release of hostages. Lieutenant Colonel North, a decorated marine with a seat on the National Security Council, was one of the people behind the plan, and destroyed evidence once it was rumbled.

North was arrested, and ended up being convicted of accepting an illegal gratuity, aiding and abetting in the obstruction of a congressional inquiry, and ordering the destruction of documents through his secretary. In 1989, he was sentenced to a three-year suspended prison term, two years’ probation, $150,000 in fines and 21,000 hours of community service, though in 1990, his convictions were reversed. North went on run for the senate and hosted a show on Fox News.