The Lighthouse (upcoming film)

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The Lighthouse
Directed byRobert Eggers
Produced by
  • Youree Henley
  • Lourenço Sant' Anna
  • Rodrigo Teixeira
  • Jay Van Hoy
Written by
  • Robert Eggers
  • Max Eggers
CinematographyJarin Blaschke
Edited byLouise Ford
Distributed byA24
CountryUnited States

The Lighthouse is an upcoming American black-and-white dark fantasy horror film directed by Robert Eggers and written by him and Max Eggers. It stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.



In February 2018, it was announced Willem Dafoe had been cast in the film, with Robert Eggers writing and directing from a screenplay he wrote with his brother, Max Eggers. Youree Henley, Lourenço Sant'Anna, Rodrigo Teixeira and Jay Van Hoy will serve as producers on the film, under their RT Features, New Regency and Parts & Labor banners, respectively. A24 will distribute the film.[1] That same month, Robert Pattinson joined the cast of the film.[2]


Principal photography began on April 9, 2018.[3][4] Filming took place at Leif Ericson Park in Cape Forchu, and inside a hangar at Yarmouth International Airport, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.[5][6] Editor Louise Ford revealed that the film is shot on black and white 35 mm film.[7]


  1. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (February 7, 2018). "Willem Dafoe Alights For Robert Eggers-Directed 'The Lighthouse'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  2. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (February 15, 2018). "Robert Pattinson Joins Robert Eggers' Fantasy Horror Film 'The Lighthouse'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Thorne, Tara (March 16, 2018). "Dafoe and Pattinson to visit The Lighthouse in Nova Scotia". TheCoast. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "FEATURE FILM - YARMOUTH- BACKGROUND PERFORMERS: BEARDS!". Hennessey Casting. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson head to Nova Scotia for The Lighthouse". The Location Guide. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "Lighthouse filming project big economic boon for Yarmouth". Yarmouth Vanguard. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  7. ^ Nordine, Michael (May 13, 2018). "'The Lighthouse,' Robert Eggers' Follow-Up to 'The Witch,' Will Be Black and White". Indiewire. Retrieved May 13, 2018.

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