As being reported by Deadline, Robert Pattinson joined the cast of Robert Eggers’ fantasy horror film, the Lighthouse. The new project, set in a mythical seafaring world is set to go into production in the Spring of 2018. Robert is joining the project in a leading role alongside, Willem Dafoe (Lady Bird, Spiderman).
The script was written by Robert Eggers and Max Eggers. RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira and Lourenço Sant’ Anna developed the project with Robert Eggers and are producing alongside Parts & Labor’s Jay Van Hoy, and Youree Henley. A24 acquired worldwide rights and will distribute the film in the U.S. New Regency (The Revenant) has joined the project as a co-financier.
RT Features’ Teixeira called Pattinson “one of the most talented actors working today. We are excited to work with him and Eggers, a singular filmmaker whose unique vision we support. Our collaboration on the Witch was flawless, and we look forward to reuniting along with our partners at A24, Parts & Labor and New Regency.”
In a statement, A24 described the distributor as “beyond excited to be partnering again with Rob Eggers, a true visionary and one of the great filmmakers of his generation. This new script blew us away — it creates a totally unique and ambitious universe and manages to somehow feel scary, suspenseful, wondrous and beautiful all at the same time. We can’t wait to work with Rob and his team and our partners at RT Features, Parts & Labor and New Regency to help bring this story to life.”
In addition to his critically acclaimed turn in Good Time, Pattinson starred in David & Nathan Zellner’s Damsel, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last month. He recently wrapped the Claire Denis-directed sci-fi thriller High Life. Pattinson is repped by WME, Curtis Brown Group and 3 Arts Entertainment.