"Melancholia," about a giant planet whose steady approach is threatening Earth, will also star Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, Alexander Skarsgård and Stellan Skarsgård.
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The film will be “a mix of spectacular, cinematic imagery with Dogme-style hand-held camerawork,” according to producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen. And "romantic, in a Lord Byron sort of way.”
"No more happy endings!" was all that von Trier had to say about the film last year. Shooting on the $7 million film will run from July to September.
Could it be that Dunst is making something of a comeback? Her career had been sliding steadily into the abyss with the fortunes flagging Spider-Man franchise. But now, she's not only been cast by von Trier, a short film she directed and co-wrote, "Bastard," is showing at Tribeca and then Cannes.