Focus Features have just announced a release date for The Northman. It stars Alexander Skarsgard seen recently in the tv mini series The Little Drummer Girl.

The Northman is planned for to be in theaters on Friday, April 8th, 2022. We are also informed that Universal Pictures International will release the film worldwide on the same date.

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The Northman star Anya in last years… The New Mutants – Maisie Williams, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, Charlie Heaton and Anya Taylor-Joy ©2020 20th Century Fox

The Northman – Lowdown

The Northman is an epic revenge thriller, that explores how far a Viking prince will go to seek justice for his murdered father. It is set at the turn of the 10th century in Iceland.

The film is from director Robert Eggers. He is know for The Witch and The Lighthouse. Some of the actors in those films also feature in The NorthmanThe Witch which was released in 2015 also starred Anya Taylor-Joy. The Lighthouse from 2019 also starred Willem Dafoe!

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Two of the stars of The Northman in… Daybreakers – Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke) and Lionel ‘Elvis’ Cormac (Willem Dafoe) © Lionsgate

The new movie stars:-

  • Alexander Skarsgard as Amleth
  • Anya Taylor-Joy
  • Nicole Kidman as Queen Gudrum
  • Ethan Hawke as King Horwendil
  • Willem Dafoe as Helmir the Fool
  • and Björk as The Slav Witch
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The Undoing, Episode 3 – Grace Fraser (Nicole Kidman) ©2020 HBO, photo by Niko Tavernise

The film is directed by Robert Eggers, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón.

Producers are Lars Knudsen, Mark Huffam and New Regency.

It’s a co-production of Focus Features and New Regency.

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online