Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe’s “The Lighthouse” shared a trailer on Tuesday morning. The film, directed by Robert Eggers and produced by Rodrigo Teixeira, Jay Van Hoy, Eggers, Lourenço Sant’ Anna, and Youree Henley, hits theaters on October 18th. The film was chosen as the best movie at Cannes’ Critics Week and Directors’ Fortnight by the International Federation of Film Critics. Fans of the studio, or the actors, can watch the trailer below.
A24 is giving “The Lighthouse” a limited release at first, opening in New York and Los Angeles, but the film is expected to open in additional locations the following week. Robert and Max Eggers wrote the film, which stars Pattinson, Dafoe, and Valeriia Karaman.
Eggers brought horror fans “The Witch” in 2015, and his new film is a hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. A24 released the trailer on social media adding, “There is enchantment in the light.”
The October release date puts the film against Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and “Zombieland 2: Double Tap.” That’s the same weekend that “By The Grace of God,” “Greener Grass,” and Taika Waititi’s “JoJo Rabbit” hits the specialty box office.
Waititi’s film will most likely be the big competition for “The Lighthouse” on opening weekend. Waititi wrote and directed the film, which features Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson, and Stephen Merchant. Waititi plays the role of Adolph Hitler in the movie, which follows a boy in Hitler’s army who learns that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. The movie is based on the novel by Christine Leunens, and despite its subject matter, is actually a comedy.
The other big releases in October are “Joker,” “The Woman in the Window,” “The Current War,” “The Addams Family,” “Gemini Man,” “Black and Blue,” “Countdown,” “The Last Full Measure,” and “The Aeronauts.”
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