Irish actor Colin Farrell is set to star alongside Al Pacino in the thriller 'The Farm'.

The 25-year-old Dubliner is on his way to becoming one of America's hottest male film stars.

Pacino will play a veteran CIA instructor in the big budget thriller for Disney; 'Tigerland' star Farrell will play a trainee who suspects he is a double agent.

James Foley will direct the film, which is set to begin production on 1 November, 2001 and is due for release in October 2002.

A prominent female role is yet to be cast.