2017 was a very good year for Willem Dafoe. He starred in A24’s coming-of-age film The Florida Project and received several nominations for his work in the movie. He’s currently nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars. And the three-time Oscar nominee is also set to receive this year’s honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement at the Berlin International Film Festival.
The 62-year-old actor won’t be slowing down in 2018. He’s already set to join Edward Norton in Motherless Brooklyn, and now we’re learning he’s also in talks to join another A24 project.
According to the reports, Dafoe is about to sign a contract to star in the upcoming thriller titled The Lighthouse. Robert Eggers, the man who directed The Witch, wrote and directed this film. Dafoe will be playing an aging lighthouse keeper. It’s reportedly being set at the start of the 20th century and it’ll be filmed in Nova Scotia.
Not much else is known about this project, but we will of course keep you posted. We are strangely attached to anything A24 touches, so this film won’t slip under our radar.