Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Skarsgård and Willem Dafoe are being targeted for roles in the drama.
Robert Eggers, days away from the opening of The Lighthouse, is setting his sights on his next feature project.
Eggers is sticking to historical times with The Northman, a Viking drama that is being set up at New Regency.
Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Skarsgård and Lighthouse star Willem Dafoe are in various stages of talks to star in the saga.
Lars Knudsen, who produced Eggers’ breakout The Witch, as well as Ari Aster’s Hereditary and Midsommar, is producing the project. Skarsgard is said to have approached Eggers with the initial idea for the story and will also be a producer.
Written by Eggers and Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón, Northman is described as a grounded story set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century that centers on a Nordic prince who seeks revenge for the death of his father.
If talks progress and deals are made, Skarsgard would play the prince and Kidman would portray his mother. Keeping fingers crossed that all works out and Alex will be in this role! Funny how the film is titled The Northman. His character in True Blood was Eric Northman.