It is said that many actors and actresses that have worked with director Lars Von Trier rarely work with him again. The director is notorious for putting his cast through hard times on set, and while some like Charlotte Gainsbourg have continued to work with him, many do not come back for seconds. However, it sounds like Nicole Kidman has chosen to work with him again.
She starred in Von Triers superb ‘stage play’ film, Dogville, and in a recent interview with movie magazine Positif, Kidman said she would be spending “a few days on The Nymphomaniac”. That is all that is known for now, so there is no word on what character she would be playing, or how big or small her role would be.
The Nymphomaniac will star Charlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Dafoe and Stellan Skarsgard (all returning Von Trier actors), and Von Trier is on both writing and directing duties. The film will be spread across two parts, and a “hardcore” version, and a softer more audience friendly version will be made available. Von Trier is hoping to have the film ready for Cannes next year, but it is doubtful they will let him back after his Hitler comments last year.
“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”
By Matt Wavish