Bill Skarsgard And Lily-Rose Depp In Talks To Star In Robert Eggers’ ‘Nosferatu’ 


The long-awaited “Nosferatu” is beginning to take form, with Bill Skarsgard and Lily-Rose Depp in negotiations to play the lead roles.

The remake of the classic movie will be written, directed, and produced by Eggers and tells the gothic story of an obsession between a tormented young woman (Depp) in 19th-century Germany and the ancient Transylvanian vampire (Skarsgard) who hunts her while bringing unimaginable terror with him.

Jeff Robinov, John Graham, Eggers, Chris Columbus, and Eleanor Columbus are the producers of the Focus Features film.

Anya Taylor-Joy, who worked with the director on their blockbuster independent “The Witch” and earlier this year starred in his Viking epic “The Northman,” was set to star in Eggers’ upcoming “Nosferatu” movie, which will follow the 1922 silent picture and the 1979 version directed by Werner Herzog. Plans for “Nosferatu” changed after “The Northman” production was delayed by COVID-19, which resulted in a number of scheduling difficulties. Harry Styles left the project in March after being briefly attached to play Taylor-co-star Joy’s in the film.

Now that Skarsgard and Deep are in talks to feature, the long-awaited vampire thriller is beginning to take shape. Eggers will be collaborating with the actors for the first time on “Nosferatu,” while Skarsgard’s older brother Alexander appeared in Eggers’ “The Northman.”

Concept poster by: Dark Design

Bill Skarsgard is most known for his gruesome portrayal of Pennywise in “It” and “It Chapter II,” but he has also recently been in “Eternals,” “Nine Days,” and the horror film “Barbarian,” which was released last month and which he also executive produced. His next films include “John Wick: Chapter 4,” “Boy Kills World,” and the remake of “The Crow.”

The protagonist in HBO’s “The Idol,” the buzzy drama series co-created by The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye), Reza Fahim, and “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson, is Johnny Depp’s next significant part after developing a promising resume with movies like “Silent Night” and “The King.”

The actors’ participation in the movie was initially announced by Deadline. Focus Features declined to respond. Depp is represented by CAA and Agence Adequat, while Skarsgard is represented by WME and Magnolia Entertainment.