Cannes: Focus Lands Int'l Rights to Robert Eggers' 'The Lighthouse'

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The film starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson is playing in Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes.

Focus Features has acquired the international rights to Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse, which is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday as part of the Directors’ Fortnight. 

A24 already has North American rights on the film. Focus acquired, and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film internationally.

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson star in The Lighthouse as two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. The film, shot entirely on black and white 35mm film, was written by Eggers and his brother Max Eggers.

The film, which is Eggers' follow-up to his acclaimed 2015 supernatural horror film The Witch, is produced by Rodrigo Teixeira and Lourenço Sant' Anna of RT Features, Parts & Labor’s Jay Van Hoy, and Youree Henley. A24 and New Regency co-financed the production.