Robert Pattinson Starring In Horror Movie “The Lighthouse”

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Robert Pattinson The Lighthouse

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Robert Pattinson The Lighthouse

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Robert Pattinson will star in a new fantasy horror movie called The Lighthouse. The news was announced on Thursday with official statements from director Robert Eggers and the producers.

While plot details are currently scarce, Deadline reports the film’s story is “set in the world of old sea-faring myths.” Pattinson will have a lead role, alongside Willem Dafoe. The stars actually have a little bit of interesting history. As Gossip Cop reported, Pattinson was nominated for Best Actor at the Gotham Awards last year. Among the fellow nominees was Dafoe. James Franco, however, ended up winning the award.

No other casting has been announced for Pattinson and Dafoe’s upcoming joint project so far, but production is expected to take place this spring. Eggers, who made his directorial debut in 2015 with the surprise horror hit The Witch, is a two-time Independent Spirit Awards winner. He also received an honor at the Sundance Film Festival. Much like he penned the script for The Witch, he also wrote the screenplay for The Lighthouse.

Rodrigo Teixeira, who is producing the new movie with his company RT Features, described Pattinson as “one of the most talented actors working today.” He added, “We are excited to work with him and Eggers.” It is not yet known when the film might hit theaters.

Pattinson is coming off arguably the best reviews of his career for Good Time, which is what earned his Gotham Awards nomination. More recently, he attended the Sundance Film Festival in January for the premiere of Damsel, a comedy-western. That month it was also revealed the movie would play in-competition at the Berlin Film Festival, and just this week it was confirmed Pattinson will attend the event and walk the red carpet on Friday.

The Berlin Film Festival officially kicked off on Thursday. To celebrate the start of the annual gathering, The Hollywood Reporter released a special issue of its magazine, featuring Pattinson on the cover in a new still from Damsel. And inside the issue is a first-look photo of Pattinson in High Life. That space-set tale, which also stars Mia Goth, Andre Benjamin (also known as Outkast’s Andre 3000) and Juliette Binoche, is seeking distribution through the film festival. With all of these projects, Pattinson’s fans can be assured he’ll be on screens for some time to come.

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