The Lighthouse photo features first look at Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson
RT Features and A24 has released the first image still from The Witch director Robert Eggers’ forthcoming black-and-white fantasy horror film titled The Lighthouse. The photo reveals our first look at the movie’s lead characters, portrayed by Academy Award-nominated actor Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project. The French Dispatch) and Robert Pattinson (Good Time, The Devil All the Time). Check out the full photo below!
Co-written by Robert Eggers and Max Eggers, The Lighthouse was shot on 35mm black-and-white stock using equipment from the 1920s and ’40s. Set in 1890 Nova Scotia, the film will follow the story of an aging lighthouse keeper named Old (Dafoe). Further plot details are still being kept under wraps.
RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira (Call Me By Your Name) and Lourenço Sant’ Anna developed the project with Eggers and are also serving as producers, 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) joined the project as a co-financier.
The film will mark Eggers’ second directorial project. He is best known for directing the 2015 critically-acclaimed period horror film The Witch, starring Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, New Mutants).
The Lighthouse is set to have its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in May.