Robert Pattinson is the newest addition to A24’s forthcoming fantasy/horror film The Lighthouse, also starring Willem Dafoe. Robert Eggers, acclaimed director of Sundance sensation The Witch, will direct the film. According to THR, the film is scheduled to begin production in the spring. The story focuses on an aging lighthouse keeper (Dafoe) living in Nova Scotia during the early 20th century, where old seafaring fantasies come to life. We have no details on Pattinson’s character as of yet.
A24 seems to be the most interesting studio going these days. The company recently dropped the trailer for its forthcoming horror film and newest Sundance sensation Hereditary, starring Toni Collette. The studio has worked with Pattinson before in last year’s acclaimed Good Time, which earned him a Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor, and recently was behind such films as Lady Bird, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and The Florida Project, featuring Dafoe in his recently Oscar-nominated performance.
Pattinson’s career over the last decade has been incredibly interesting to watch. He gained international stardom with the teen drama franchise Twilight with Kristin Stewart. Lucky for him, that awful franchise didn’t lock him into being typecast. His range includes playing a circus vet in 2011’s Water for Elephants with Reese Witherspoon, a Manhattan self-made billionaire in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, a Hollywood limo driver in Maps to the Stars with Julianne Moore, and most recently, aide-de-camp Henry Costin in the true story of The Lost City of Z.
Pattinson’s newest film Damsel, with his Maps to Stars costar Mia Wasikowska, is currently at the Berlin Film Festival, looking for distribution. Pattinson will also star alongside Timothée Chalamet in the Netflix film The King.