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New movie starring Björk gets release date

By | Published on Monday 17 May 2021


A new movie starring Björk is set for release in April next year. Set in Iceland, ‘The Northman’ is Robert Eggers’ follow-up to 2019 film ‘The Lighthouse’.

The musician is set to play the character of The Slav Witch, and will appear alongside Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Willem Dafoe and Ethan Hawke in a story of a Viking prince seeking revenge for his father’s death. Björk’s daughter Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney is also set to appear in the film.

Speaking to Indie Wire last year, Eggers said of the movie: “The scale is so huge and there are so many more locations and things that I couldn’t do everything or know every prop myself. That’s been a challenge with the new movie. We’re designing all these worlds, building these villages, we’re making thousands of costumes and props, training the horses the things they’ll need to do, designing the shots of the films”.

This will be Björk’s first major movie role since she starred in Lars Von Trier’s ‘Dancer In The Dark’ more than 20 years ago. In 2017, she said that she was sexually harassed by the director throughout that production.

‘The Northman’ is set to premiere on 8 Apr 2022.