Focus Features

Focus Features has set an April 8, 2022, release for Robert Eggers’ The Northman, ruling it out of consideration for Cannes this summer and the upcoming awards season.

Universal Pictures International will release the film internationally on the same date.

Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Björk star in the epic revenge thriller that explores how far a Viking prince will go to seek justice for his murdered father.

Eggers (The Witch, The Lighthouse) co-wrote the screenplay with Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón.

Producers are Lars Knudsen, Mark Huffam and New Regency.

The Northman is a co-production of Focus Features and New Regency.