Kirsten Dunst Has Melancholia

Lars Von Trier casts her in his disaster

Kirsten Dunst Has Melancholia

by James White |
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If you love Kirsten Dunst, be happy, because Lars von Trier has cast her in his psychological sci-fi disaster film Melancholia and it means she’ll be back on our screens. If you can’t stand her, be equally pleased... because he’ll probably do terrible things to his cast.

And what a cast – Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, Udo Kier and not one Skarsgaard, but two, in the shape of Stellan and Alexander. It’s almost as if von Trier threw darts at big list of names pinned to a wall, but it’s definitely an interesting bunch.

With a budget of $7 million and a planned European shoot, it’s based on a script von Trier wrote but has yet to reveal many details about, beyond the fact that it deals with a variety of people trying to cope with the death of the planet. Oh, and he used the phrase “no more happy endings!” in a press release.

This one, we have to see. Even if it makes us want to lie down with a wet towels over our brows and whimper once the lights go up.

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