Christian Slater has joined the cast of Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, which is currently shooting in Cologne, Germany.

He plays the role of the father of lead character Joe. Slater himself about the role: “Lars is a complete gentleman. It’s great to be on a set with someone who has such a loyal and talented team. The majority of his crew are people he has worked with over the past twenty years. They love him and I understand why. It’s lovely as an actor to get opportunities a few times in your career to work on a truly special project with a director and leader who really understands his material and is able to convey what he wants so concisely. He is patient and understanding and that makes an actor want to deliver everything he has to the material.”

As previously reported, the cast also includes Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia Labeouf, Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen, Mia Goth, Jens Albinus, Severin von Hoensbroech, Peter Gilberg Cotton, Nicolas Bro, Tabea Tarbiat, Janine Romanowski, Jesper Christensen, Tania Carlin, Felicity Gilbert and Shanti Roney.

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