The Northman -an upcoming epic historical thriller film directed by Robert Eggers

The Northman -
The Northman -

The Northman is an upcoming epic historical thriller film directed by Robert Eggers, who co-wrote the screenplay with Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón. Set at the turn of the 10th century in Iceland, it stars Alexander Skarsgård as Viking prince Amleth, who sets out on a mission of revenge after his father is murdered. Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Björk, Ralph Ineson, Ethan Hawke, and Willem Dafoe also star.


Alexander Skarsgård as Amleth

Nicole Kidman as Queen Gudrun

Ethan Hawke as King Horvendill

Anya Taylor-Joy

Willem Dafoe as Heimir the Fool

Björk as the Slav Witch

Claes Bang as Fjölnir

In October 2019, it was announced that Robert Eggers would direct an epic Viking revenge saga, which he would also co-write with Sjón. Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Skarsgård, and Willem Dafoe were in talks to join the film. They would all be confirmed in December, along with the addition of Claes Bang to the cast. The film was officially in preparation in December 2019, and would begin filming in Belfast in 2020. In August 2020, Björk, along with her daughter Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney, Kate Dickie and Ethan Hawke joined the cast of the film, with Focus Features distributing in North America, and Universal Pictures distributing internationally. In September 2020, Bill Skarsgård announced he had departed the film due to scheduling conflicts. He was later replaced by Gustav Lindh.

The Northman is scheduled to be released on April 8, 2022, by Focus Features.


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