Lars Von Trier and Hollywood may have a fairly healthy relationship but with Judges of world famous film festivals like Cannes, some press is a completely different ball game. As usual we always wait to see how the Danish auteur will shock us with his next project and we know it’s going to be The Nymphomaniac a sex based film which you would assume would scare off some of the talent, then you would be wrong to think that. With Charlotte Gainsbourg , Stellan Skarsgaard (Daddy again for 8th time at 61!) possibly joined by Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe rumoured to sign on they’ve been joined by Shia LaBeouf (yes Sam Whitwicky) and looks like Tintin & Rushmore’s Mrs Calloway have signed on too.
THR are reporting Jamie Bell, Connie Nielson who are joined by a number of Von Trier film regulars Nicolas Bro (War Horse), Jesper Christensen (Mr. White in Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale) and Jens Albinus (Idiots), Shanti Roney and Severin von Hoensbroech have all signed on. Who’ll they’ll play we don’t know but all we know Von Trier’s erotic flick is 2 parts which will have softcore and explicit hardcore scenes and last week Shia Labeouf attempting to rid of his Transformers past going arthouse revealed that info on those particular scenes arrived with the disclaimer. When he broke the news that he was going to ‘get it on’ he seem to react like adolescent teen boy doing it for the first time, but despite Von Trier’s love of creating things that are ‘raw’ his production team have said body doubles and visual effects will be used.
Here’s a reminder of the synopsis:
NYMPHOMANIAC is the light and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-‐diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe.
On a cold winter’s evening Seligman, an old bachelor, finds Joe semi‐unconscious and beaten up in an alleyway. After bringing her to his flat he sees to her wounds while trying to understand how things could have gone so wrong for her. He listens intently as she over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-‐out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.
All we know at this stage is the film is going to be released in 2013 producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen is hoping to have the film ready to première at Cannes 2013 which we know might be a little hard with Lars Von Trier been Persona Non Grata. The director however did announce he won’t be doing press or interviews which could make this one film Cannes may give into temptation.