Swedish regional fund Film I Vast has once again attracted Danish maverick Lars von Trier, who will shoot his upcoming Manderlay at the Trollhattan studio early next year.

It had been speculated that von Trier might shoot this second part of his U.S.A. trilogy in either Germany or Norway. But with backing from the fund as well as Swedish broadcaster SVT, it will now become the third of his films to shoot in Sweden following Dogville and Dancer In The Dark.

The film is again produced by Vibeke Windeloev for Zentropa in collaboration with Lars Joensson's Swedish Memfis Film.

The controversial writer-director has previously announced that he would use the same pared down stage-like technique he employed in Dogville, and that the film would be set in the American South dealing with the issue of slavery.