Willem Dafoe in Talks to Reunite with Robert Eggers for ‘Nosferatu’
After working together on “The Lighthouse” and “The Northman,” Willem Dafoe and Robert Eggers are looking to team up for a third time.
Dafoe is in talks to join Eggers’ next film, his previously announced “Nosferatu,” sources have told IndieWire.Inspired by the iconic 1922 German silent film from F.W.
Murnau, which itself was based heavily on Bram Stoker’s definitive vampire novel “Dracula,” Eggers’ film sees Bill Skarsgård play the central role of Count Orlok, an 18th-century Transylvanian vampire, made famous in the original film by Max Schreck.
The film follows Orlok as he obsessively stalks a young woman (Lily-Rose Depp) across Germany, bringing horror and bloodshed with him.Dafoe’s potential role is being kept under wraps, but in addition to the two leads, he would also join the already-cast Nicholas Hoult.
Notably, Dafoe played Schreck in “Shadow of the Vampire,” a 2000 horror comedy about the making of the original “Nosferatu.
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