Big Little Lies star Alexander Skarsgard's The Northman lands April 2022 release date

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Photo credit: VALERIE MACON / Contributor - Getty Images

Alexander Skarsgard's new movie The Northman has landed a release date for next spring.

The actor is part of the film's stellar cast, which also includes fellow Big Little Lies star Nicole Kidman, The Queen's Gambit's Anya Taylor-Joy, Moon Knight's Ethan Hawke, Spider-Man's Willem Dafoe and Björk.

The movie has now been confirmed for an April 8, 2022 release in cinemas, both in the US and internationally.

Photo credit: VALERIE MACON / Contributor - Getty Images
Photo credit: VALERIE MACON / Contributor - Getty Images

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The Northman comes from The Lighthouse director Robert Eggers, and is described as a revenge thriller that explores the depth a Viking prince – played by Alexander ­– will go in order to seek justice for the murder of his father.

Alongside the actor, the movie was originally due to star Alexander's brother Bill, who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts amid the pandemic.

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Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer - Getty Images

"It's been a scheduling nightmare during COVID," Bill told Collider last year. "It is what it is. It's a big shame. Eggers is one of the great filmmakers out there and working with my brother... I don't want to talk about it, it's going to make me burst into tears."

As well as The Northman, Alexander is due to appear in season three of Succession, taking on the role of Lukas Matsson, a "successful, confrontational tech founder and CEO".

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