According to Deadline, Claes Bang is in talks to star in Robert Eggers‘ “The Northman,” for New Regency. The film is reportedly a Viking revenge story set in 10th century Iceland.
Bang will be joining the growing cast for Eggers’ period feature, which already includes Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Willem Dafoe, Alexander Skarsgård and Bill Skarsgård. Not too much is known surrounding the plot, but reports have stated it is about “a Nordic prince who set outs on a mission of revenge after his father is murdered. Alexander Skarsgård is in talks to play the prince.” Sources report Kidman is slated to play his mother.
Eggers directs the film from a script he co-wrote with Icelandic poet and novelist, Sjón. He is known for his directorial feature for A24, “The Witch.” Eggers is coming off the release of his latest sophomore effort, “The Lighthouse,” starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. His latest has grossed over $10 million at the domestic box office, with two raved about lead performances at the forefront. He reteams with Dafoe and “The Witch” star Anya Taylor-Joy for his next project. Lars Knudsen, Mark Huffam and Arnon Milchan are producing “The Northman.”
Bang is known for starring in Ruben Östlund’s Oscar-nominated feature, “The Square.” The film was nominated as Sweden’s selection for Best Foreign Language Film. It won the Vulcain Prize for the Technical Artist at Cannes in 2017. Bang most recently starred opposite Elizabeth Debicki and Donald Sutherland in “The Burnt Orange Heresy,” which premiered in Venice this year and is set for a March 2020 release. Bang is also set to star in BBC and Netflix’s series, “Dracula.”