Colin Farrell to star as Oliver North in Amazon miniseries

21st Mar 17 | Entertainment News

Colin Farrell is set to play political commentator Oliver North in an upcoming Amazon miniseries.

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The untitled project will focus on the Iran-Contra affair, a U.S. scandal that occurred during President Ronald Reagan's administration in the mid-1980s.

As Variety reports, the streaming service is waiting for scripts before officially greenlighting the show.

Yorgos Lanthimos, who previously collaborated with Farrell for The Lobster, will direct the production.

This marks the Irish actor's first foray into TV since he appeared in season two of True Detective in 2015.

North's work has inspired small screen plots before. The Fox News correspondent served as a story consultant for an episode of the Soviet era drama The Americans in 2014.

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