Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard in talks to reunite for 10th century Viking drama film The Northman
Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard played a complicated couple in an abusive marriage in the hit HBO drama series Big Little Lies.
Now there’s word the acclaimed actors are in talks to team-up again, for what’s shaping up to be a star-studded cast, in The Northman, a Viking revenge saga set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century, according to Deadline.
Some of the other high-profile actors also being mentioned to potentially be on-board for the film include Alexander’s brother and It star Bill Skarsgard, as well as Oscar-nominee Willem Dafoe and Anya Taylor-Joy.
Reunion in the works: Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard are in talks to reunite onscreen for the Viking revenge drama film The Northman, hich is being directed by Robert Eggers
All five of the actors are reportedly in different stages of negotiations.
The film, from The Lighthouse and The Witch director Robert Eggers, tells the story of a Nordic prince seeking revenge for the death of his father.
If they both sign-on to the project, Alexander Skarsgard would play the Nordic prince, and Kidman would play his mother.
Eggers co-wrote the screenplay along with the Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón.
Must see TV: Kidman and Skarsgard lit up the screen as a dysfunctional couple in a marriage scarred with domestic violence in the HBO drama series Big Little Lies
Following his success with The Witch and The Lighthouse, Eggers has become one of the most sought after directors today.
He has a reputation for paying close attention to historical details, which would serve him well for this epic 10th century story.
The Lighthouse, a black-and-white horror film that stars Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, has already earned critical acclaim ahead of its US release October 18.
Eggers made a huge splash with the 2015 period supernatural horror film The Witch, his directorial debut, that starred Taylor-Joy in the lead role.
It received widespread positive reviews and was a box office success, grossing more than $40 million dollars worldwide on just a $4 million dollar budget.
The Skarsgard brothers last co-starred together in the 2000 Swedish thriller White Water Fury.
Making his mark: Director Robert Eggers, 36, is set to follow up The Witch and The Lighthouse with The Northman, a 10th century Viking revenge saga film