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Robert Pattinson joins Willem Dafoe in The Lighthouse horror

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Story by Jack Foley

ROBERT Pattinson has signed up to star alongside Willem Dafoe in fantasy horror film The Lighthouse.

To be written and directed by Robert Eggers, of The Witch fame, the film will be set in the world of old sea-faring myths.

The action will take place in Nova Scotia in the early 20th Century and will focus on an ageing lighthouse keeper (Dafoe). It is not yet known was role Pattinson will play.

Pattinson was most recently seen in the indie crime drama Good Time, for which he won widespread acclaim. He also recently debuted his comedic Western Damsel at the Sundance Film Festival and is set for the Netflix feature >I>The King, starring opposite Timothee Chalamet.

Dafoe is currently Oscar nominated for his acclaimed performance in indie hit The Florida Project.