Colin Farrell will star as Oliver North in Amazon’s drama examining the Iran-Contra scandal of the late 80s.
The show follows the Iran-Contra scandal through the eyes of the man at the centre of it Oliver North (Colin Farrell).
The Iran-Contra scandal occurred during the Ronald Reagan presidency from August 1985 to March 1987. It involved the United States government selling weapons to Iran in exchange for hostages and to fund the Nicaraguan Contras. Retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North was at the center of the scandal and was tried in court, with some saying he took the blame and punishment instead of Reagan. North was found not guilty.