Robert Pattinson’s next flick will see the heartthrob in black and white, but it appears the production process was not so clear cut.
The Lighthouse, by Robert Eggers, has been described as a “dark fantasy horror” and had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this past weekend.
Starring the Twilight actor alongside Willem Dafoe, the film chronicles two men who slip into madness while tending to a remote lighthouse.
If that sounds intense, it has nothing on the actual filming, according to Pattinson.
“I’ve never rehearsed like I rehearsed with Robert before,” Pattinson said at the film’s first screening.”
So much so, apparently, that the one-week rehearsal was remembered by the 33-year-old as three.
“It was kind of nice to have that pressure cooker of an environment,” Pattinson continued. “We were just in a little room in a hotel in Halifax and there’s something about being contained in there, and not really showing anything, [that] built up pressure for the shoot. That was kind of an interesting environment to work in.”
Filming eventually took place in Canada where the gruelling weather conditions also added to the intensity.
The Lighthouse earned a standing ovation at Cannes but does not have a wide release date as yet.