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Björk stars in first trailer of Viking revenge film The Northman

The film directed by Robert Eggers also features Anya Taylor-Joy, Alexander Skarsgård and Nicole Kidman

  • Becky Buckle
  • 21 December 2021
Björk stars in first trailer of Viking revenge film The Northman

Former Mixmag cover star Björk is to be starring in Robert Eggers’ latest Viking revenge film The Northman with the first trailer out now.

Featuring alongside Björk are Anya Taylor-Joy, Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Ralph Ineson, and Ethan Hawke.

The news of the film came out last year but due to the pandemic, there were delays to the production which eventually resumed in August last year.

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Set in 10th century Iceland, the story follows a Viking prince avenging the murder of his father.

Björk has been cast as the "Seeress" which marks her first major film appearance since Dancer in the Dark in 2000.

In the first trailer, Björk appears around 52 seconds in and whispers the line: “Remember, for whom you shed your last teardrop.”

Robet Eggers co-wrote the film along with Icelandic poet Sjón who has previously worked with Björk on the songs ‘Jóga’, ‘Cosmogony’, ‘Oceania’, and more.

Ralph Ineson spoke to NME back in March and described The Northman as an “enormous movie” and added: “I saw a four-minute montage of some of the stuff they’d already shot and I was really blown away. The marriage of Rob Eggers’ imagination and Viking folklore… Jesus, man.”

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Speaking of a specific scene Ineson said: “Alexander Skarsgård looks like an absolute beast.

“[There’s] a scene where he beats this guy in a battle; bends down and rips his throat out with his teeth, screams to the gods and he’s got his shirt off – and you think: ‘My god that’s not a bodybuilder doing a scene, that’s like a proper serious actor!’”

The Northman was due to hit our screens April 9, 2022, however, has been rescheduled to April 22, 2022, for UK cinemas.

Watch the first trailer of The Northman below.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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