Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson will be in the new film from “The Witch”‘s director

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson will be in the new film from "The Witch"'s director

The next movie for director Robert Eggers, who became an instant filmmaker-to-follow after his debut film The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (aka The Witch) (2015) a few years ago, was supposed to be his own remake for the almost a century old classic 1922). But the busy agenda of his desired star Anya Taylor-Joy is constantly delaying the production. Far from choosing another actress, Eggers has decided to stay faithful to his muse and move to a new project while Nosferatu stays on hold.

This new project, announced a couple of months ago, is entitled The Lighthouse (2019), and it is based on a script Robert Eggers has also written. Not much it is known about it, only that it is set in Maine in the 20th century and is the story of an aging lighthouse keeper named Old. Willem Dafoe was the chosen actor to play this character Old. And now we have known that Robert Pattinson has also joined the cast for the film, to play a role not announced yet.

Together with her castmate Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson became one of the most important teen idol superstars of the last decade, thanks to the multimillionaire Twilight saga. While Stewart is winning some reputation as a competent actress thanks to her performances in The Runaways (2010), Adventureland (2009) Still Alice (2014), Equals (2015) or American Ultra (2015), Pattinson haven’t get rid of this aura of teen star lost in adulthood. Yet after appearing in some of the latest works of renowned filmmakers like David Cronenberg, Anton Corbijn or Werner Herzog, in probably some of their worst works as Cosmopolis (2012), Life (2015) or Queen of the Desert (2015). Perhaps Robert Eggers, a newby director who has already shown an extreme potential in getting the best from all the sources that he has in hands, can help to Pattinson’s career to finally blast off.