After The Lighthouse, fans want more craziness from the wild minds of Willem Dafoe and director Robert Eggers and it seems like they’ll get just that in Eggers’ upcoming new film, The Northman.
During a recent interview with IndieWire to discuss his new film Siberia, Dafoe offered fans some new details about Eggers’ next film.
“It’s a huge movie,” Dafoe said. “It’s a muscular movie. My involvement isn’t nearly as expansive as The Lighthouse. I’m in a supporting role, but it was thrilling. The level of research and detail is there but on a much bigger scale. During the pandemic, they continued to work and to research things to build, and somehow they did. We gave them the time to prepare for this huge jump in budget and size of production. The sets are fantastic.”
Starring in the film as Heimir the Fool, Dafoe opened up about what Heimir is like in The Northman: “He’s a court figure, but that’s my day job. I have a surprising night job that’s a little more nefarious, let’s say.”
Robert Eggers’ The Northman is set in the 10th century and stars Alexander Skarsgård as a Viking prince who seeks revenge for his father’s murder. The cast also includes Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, and Björk.