British actress Emma Corrin (The Crown) was just revealed as taking a villain role in Marvel’s Deadpool 3 and they’ve also lined-up a rather exciting project alongside the MCU film. Deadline in their report about landing the MCU part, also mentions Corrin quietly landed another mystery part in Robert Eggers‘ remake of the classic 1922 silent horror film Nosferatu that features a vampire at the center of the story. Corrin joins an established cast that features Lily Rose-Depp, Bill Skarsgard, Nicholas Hoult, and Willem Dafoe. At one point, Anya Taylor-Joy and Harry Styles had been eyed for lead roles before others ultimately filled their parts.
Below is a logline for the original film from influential German director F.W. Murnau.
In the town of Wisbourg, estate agent Mr. Knock is pleased to receive a commission from Count Orlok to find a house for him. He dispatches his young assistant, Hutter, to Orlok’s castle in the far off Carpathians. He tells Hutter to get him to buy the vacant house just opposite Hutter’s own. Hutter arrives at his destination safely and the Count is all too eager to buy the proposed property especially after he sees a photo of Hutter’s pretty young wife Ellen. Hutter soon realizes the evil he’s dealing with and is locked away while Orlok makes his way by ship to Wisbourg. As Orlok travels to Wisbourg, plague descends in his wake and the people of Wisbourg begin to sense the coming of evil. Hutter eventually escapes Orlok’s castle determined to return home as quickly as possible but exhausted and ill, finds himself in hospital. Hutter nonetheless arrives home the same day as Orlok and the townsfolk begin to panic over the increasing number of deaths.
Eggers is likely best known for his debut feature The Witch that first introduced us to Taylor-Joy. He’s also released follow-up genre projects such as the maritime thriller The Lighthouse and the Viking revenge epic The Northman. Focus Features has yet to give a release date for Nosferatu while production is currently taking place in Prague.