Björk to star in Robert Eggers’ The Northman

The Icelandic artist will appear as ‘The Slav Witch’ in Robert Eggers’ next film.

Robert Eggers, the director behind The Witch and The Lighthouse, has reportedly cast Björk in his upcoming film The Northman. Images of the cast line-up were revealed via an Instagram post yesterday (19 August) from a trainer on the film. The role will mark Björk’s first major film appearance since 2000’s Dancer In the Dark.

Alexander Skarsgård will take on the lead role of Amleth, a Viking prince on a mission to avenge his father’s death. Willem Dafoe and Anya Taylor-Joy, who’ve both previously worked with the director, join Eggers again for the new film. The star-studded line-up also features Nicole Kidman and Björk’s daughter Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney.

Set up by New Regency, The Northman has been scripted by Eggers and Icelandic writer Sjón. It’ll feature much larger production than Eggers’ first two films. Eggers told IndieWire, “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.”

In May, it was revealed that Björk will appear on Arca’s fourth album KiCk i, along with Rosalía and SOPHIE. Read our Björk cover story here.