CINCINNATI – A surgeon at Christ Hospital showed actor Colin Farrell the way to someone’s heart for his upcoming role.
Dr. Mario Castillo-Sang, a cardiac surgeon, said he made sure Farrell knew the operating room inside and out for his role as a surgeon in the film “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.”
The film, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and co-starring Nicole Kidman, was secretly shot in Cincinnati last summer. It's billed as a psychological thriller with a supernatural element inspired by the works of ancient Greece tragedian Euripides.
Farrell plays a surgeon with a near-perfect life that begins to unravel after meeting a teenage boy with sinister intent. Kidman plays the surgeon's wife.
Farrell met with surgeons at Christ Hospital about a week before shooting started, hospital officials said.