Director Robert Eggers is working on recruiting an all-star cast for his newest project The Northman.
The film, which has been hit by major delays because of the ongoing health crisis, has been described as a “Viking revenge saga set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century” by Deadline.
Revisiting his collaboration with Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón Sigurdsson, a creative who co-wrote the script for the new film and previously worked on Eggers’ past films The Lighthouse and The Witch, the production have kept specific plot details under wraps.
Having starting filming on a purpose-built set in Ireland, Eggers has managed to pull in huge names such as Ethan Hawke, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Alexander Skarsgård, Claes Bang, Willem Dafoe and, of course, the Icelandic pop icon Björk who will play the role of a character named ‘the Slav Witch’. The appearance marks the musician’s first film role since appearing in Lars Von Trier film Dancer in the Dark in 2000.
A statement confirmed that The Northman will be released domestically by Focus Features while Universal Pictures has the international distributing rights.