The cast for the ‘psychological disaster movie’ includes Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård, Jesper Christensen, Udo Kier, Brady Corbet and Cameron Spurr.
Lars von Trier held a press conference Monday to announce further plans for his new film Melancholia, described as “a psychological disaster movie.”
“No more happy endings!” the director declared in a press statement (although his last film Antichrist also couldn’t be described as having a happy ending.)
The filmmakers said the project is “a beautiful movie about the end of the world.”
The English-language film started shooting July 22 in Trollhattan, Sweden and will continue its shoot through Sept 8. The film is set for release in May-June 2011.
The cast includes Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård, Jesper Christensen, Udo Kier, Brady Corbet and Cameron Spurr.
Von Trier also wrote the screenplay. Zentropa’s Meta Louise Foldager and Louise Vesth are producing the Danish-Swedish-French-German-Italian co-production. Finance partners include The Danish Film Institute, Film i Väst, DR, Eurimages, Nordisk Film og TV Fond, Swedish Film Institute, ARTE France, CNC, Canal+, BIM Italy, Filmstiftung NRW and SVT.
Executive producers are Zentropa’s Peter Aalbæk Jensen and Peter Garde.
Manuel Claro is serving as cinematographer, working with the Arri Alexa
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