Upcoming Colin Farrell Movies We Are Excited About

December 18, 2018
6 min read

Colin Farrell is an Irish actor. He appeared in the BBC drama ‘Ballykissangel’ in 1998, made his film debut in the Tim Roth-directed drama ‘The War Zone’ in 1999, and was discovered by Hollywood when Joel Schumacher cast him in the lead role in the war drama ‘Tigerland’ in 2000. He then starred in Schumacher’s psychological thriller ‘Phone Booth’ in 2002 where he plays a hostage in a New York city phone booth, and the American thrillers ‘S.W.A.T.’ in 2003 and ‘The Recruit’ in 2003, establishing his international box-office appeal. During that time, he also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s science fiction thriller ‘Minority Report’ in 2002 and as the villain Bullseye in the superhero film ‘Daredevil’ in 2003.

After starring in the independent films ‘Intermission’ in 2003 and ‘A Home at the End of the World’ in 2004,Farrell headed Oliver Stone’s biopic ‘Alexander’ in 2004 and Terrence Malick’s ‘The New World’ in 2005. Roles in Michael Mann’s ‘Miami Vice’ in 2006, the adaptation of John Fante’s ‘Ask the Dust’ in 2006, and Woody Allen’s ‘Cassandra’s Dream’ in 2007 followed, underscoring his popularity among Hollywood writers and directors; however, it was his role in Martin McDonagh’s ‘In Bruges’ in 2008 that earned him a Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

Farrell starred in the black comedy film ‘Horrible Bosses’ in 2011, for which he received critical praise, along with the comedy-horror film ‘Fright Night’ in 2011 and the sci-fi action film ‘Total Recall’ in 2012, both remakes, and McDonagh’s second feature, the black comedy crime film ‘Seven Psychopaths’ in 2012. He also starred in the Niels Arden Oplev action film ‘Dead Man Down’ in 2013, and as Travers Goff in the period drama ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ in 2013. In 2014, he starred as Peter Lake in the supernatural fable ‘Winter’s Tale’, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Mark Helprin. In 2015, he starred as Detective Ray Velcoro in the second season of HBO’s ‘True Detective’, and also starred in the film ‘The Lobster’, for which he was nominated for his second Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. In 2016, he played Percival Graves in the Harry Potter spin-off film ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.

At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Colin Farrell movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Colin Farrell films scheduled to release in 2019 and thereafter. We can only hope that the latest Colin Farrell movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.

1. Dumbo (2019)

‘Dumbo’ is an upcoming American fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton, with a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger. It is based upon a story written by Helen Aberson, and is loosely inspired by Walt Disney’s 1941 animated film of the same name. The movie stars Colin Farrell as Holt Farrier, Michael Keaton as V. A. Vandevere, Danny DeVito as Max Medici, Eva Green as Colette Marchan, Alan Arkin as J. Griffin Remington, Nico Parker as Milly Farrier, Finley Hobbins as Joe Farrier, DeObia Oparei as Rongo, Joseph Gatt as Neils Skellig, Sharon Rooney as Miss Atlantis. According to recent media reports, Roshan Seth and Douglas Reith are expected to appear in undisclosed roles.

This version of ‘Dumbo’ will primarily focus on a character named Holt Ferrier, a former circus star who is now a different man having returned from war. He is hired by circus owner Max Medici to take care of Dumbo, a newborn elephant who is a laughing-stock of the circus due to his oversized ears. However, after Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly, entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere and aerialist Colette Marchant enter the scene as they see a huge business opportunity in Dumbo. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 29, 2019. It will be released in Disney Digital 3-D, Real D 3D, and IMAX 3D. Principal photography on Dumbo commenced in July 2017, in the United Kingdom, and concluded in November 2017.

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2. Eve (2019)

‘Eve’ is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Tate Taylor and written by Matthew Newton. The film stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Common, John Malkovich, Geena Davis and Joan Chen. In August 2018, it was reported that Tate Taylor had been hired to direct the film, replacing Newton. In September 2018, Colin Farrell, Common, and John Malkovich joined the cast of the film. In October 2018, Falk Hentschel, Diana Silvers, Geena Davis Joan Chen and Jess Weixler joined the cast of the film. Principal photography began on September 24, 2018 in Boston.

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3. Toff Guys (TBA)

‘Toff Guys’ is an upcoming crime film directed by Guy Ritchie, from a screenplay by Ivan Atkinson, Marn Davies, and Ritchie. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Dockery, Henry Golding and Hugh Grant. It was announced in May 2018 that Guy Ritchie would be directing and writing a film that would be in the same spirit as Ritchie’s earlier films ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ and ‘Snatch’. The project was unveiled at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where Miramax acquired the distribution rights. Filming was expected to begin in October. In October, Matthew McConaughey, Kate Beckinsale, Henry Golding and Hugh Grant were cast, with Jeremy Strong, Jason Wong and Colin Farrell joining in November. Michelle Dockery also joined, replacing Beckinsale in her role. In December 2018, Lyne Renée joined the cast of the film. Principal photography began in November 2018.

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4. War Pigs (TBA)

Mel Gibson and Colin Farrell have boarded ‘War Pigs’, a World War II action pic for Millennium Films to be directed by Tommy Wirkola. Farrell will play Drex and Gibson fills the role of ‘The Pastor’ in a project penned by Nick Ball and John Niven that follows ex-soldiers out for revenge against a gang that killed one of their own and stole their drug money. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian of di Bonaventura Productions will produce alongside Matt Berenson.

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