Nicole Kidman leaves Lars Von Triers ‘Nymphomaniac’, and Willem Dafoe & Jean-Marc Barr join!

I have to say I am pretty gutted at this news, but sadly Nicole Kidman will now not be appearing in Lars Von Triers hardcore sex drama, Nymphomaniac. With the film now in production and casting still being ironed out, Kidman has had to quit the film due to scheduling conflicts with another film she is currently filming called Grace of Monaco. This means that not only will she not be adding her superb acting talents to Von Triers controversial new picture, but the possibility of seeing Kidman in a sexy role is now gone. Sad times indeed.

However, Von Trier regulars Willen Dafoe (Antichrist, Manderlay) and Jean-Marc Barr (Breaking the Waves, Dogville) have now joined the cast. It is not known yet what roles the two newest members of the cast will be playing. It is also thought that with Kidman now out of the film, Uma Thurman (who joined quite recently) might well be her replacement.

The cast now includes Willem Dafoe, Jean-Marc Barr, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgard, Connie Nelson, Jamie Bell, Udo Kier, Christian Slater,Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves and Omar Shargawi. Von Trier regular Charlotte Gainsbourg will be playing the lead character of ‘nymphomaniac’ Joe as an adult, while model Stacy Martin will play the younger role of the character.

The film will be told over eight chapters by self-confessed nymphomaniac Joe. Production began last month, and the film is now in the middle of an 11 week shooting schedule.  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

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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