Robert Eggers Eyes All-Star Cast for 10th Century Viking Drama ‘The Northman’ — First Details

IndieWire | 10/16/2019 | Staff
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Robert Eggers is heading to the 10th century for his next movie, a Viking revenge drama titled “The Northman.” Collider reports the movie is being set up at New Regency with a script written by Eggers and Icelandic novelist Sjón. Eggers’ “The Witch” producer Lars Knudsen is also involved. “The Northmen” will be Eggers’ next directorial effort following “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse,” which premiered to rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival in May and is opening this month from distributor A24.

“The Northman” is set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century. The script centers around a Nordic prince who set outs on a mission of revenge after his father is murdered. Alexander Skarsgård is in talks to play the prince. Other cast members being eyed for roles include Alexander’s brother and “It” favorite Bill Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, and Anya Taylor-Joy. Kidman is circling the role of the prince’s mother.

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Should Eggers’ cast negotiations pan out, “The Northman” will reunite the writer-director with two of his most beloved stars: Dafoe of “The Lighthouse” and Taylor-Joy of “The Witch.” The latter...
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