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Trier's Nymphomaniac to star Skarsgard and Dafoe?

LarsvonTrier.jpgLars von Trier is set to make a film called Nymphomaniac which will explore the female sexuality from the ages zero to fifty, those aren't my words and it has me a little concerned about exploring the topic at the lower end of the age range, but the first comments on casting suggest that the film is going to be something more than a pornographic film.

A lot of the press is about Trier making a porno, well that's a catchy title but it's not the case it would seem, he's making a new film which may feature uncensored sexual acts, but we're not even sure if that's how it's going to end up.

After all if he films it that way he's cutting out a fair chunk of the worldwide market for the film, although Europe is rather progressive on the matter of sexual acts within film and we haven't all turned to worshipping satan - MPAA please take note.

Lars von Trier is a little more relaxed about the film The Nymphomaniac:

"Nymphomaniac - I'm writing, and I'm having such a great time...I'm talking to all the ladies I knew when I was young, who are now 50 and 60, and if you take a woman of 50 or 60 who has been sexually active, they will talk for hours. And this is fantastic, it's a pleasure and I smile all the way, and that's why I want to extend the research time. You have no idea how dirty the female mind is!"

So no mention of the actual content or tone, but judging from his previous works and the topic here it's very clear it will feature a lot of sex.

Anyway the news from The Hollywood Reporter is that Trier has secured Stellan Skarsgård for the film, something that Skarsgård himself said could well be true to E! News saying:

"Lars called me and said 'Stellan, my next film will be a porno and I want you to play the lead in it..."

Confirmed that they had the conversation and the offer was made, not that he took the offer up, for that we'll have to wait and see.

Now there's an interesting story from C7nema through The Playlist who say that Trier has also been on the phone to Willem Dafoe about taking a part in the film, and we've all seen that he's not shy of showing some of himself in Trier's films, and Dafoe has also confirmed that he's been asked but he says that he'll only make a decision after he's completed the press run for his current film, Abel Ferrara's 4:44 Last Day On Earth.

Interesting though that there is no female cast as yet, and she will undoubtedly play the lead role of The Nymphomaniac and considering who is writing and directing she'll have some challenging role to play. I doubt that we'll see a mainstream Hollywood actress take up the role.




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