It was just announced that Charlotte Gainsbourg was attached to an upcoming Lars Von Trier project. She will be appearing in “Nymphomaniac,” an erotic drama about a woman’s sexual adventures. This will be Gainsbourg’s third collaboration with Von Trier, following “Antichrist” and “Melancholia,” both controversial and heavily-praised films.
Charlotte Gainsbourg will play Joe, a woman who reveals details about her sex life–much as if in a confession–to Seligman, an old bachelor played by Stellan Skarsgard (this marks Skarsgard’s fifth collaboration with the Danish filmmaker).
Filming will begin this summer in Germany, near where “Antichrist” was shot.
“Nymphomaniac” is already being announced (this story was first broken by The Hollywood Reporter) as Lars Von Trier’s most controversial film to date (although with him everything is relative).
Besides the two titles mentioned earlier, “Dancer in the Dark” (2000), with Björk in the marquee role, was has also been much talked-about over the years (for its contribution to filmmaking, because of Von Trier’s singular esthetics, among others) and earned the singer a best actress award in Cannes that year. These films all bear the imprimatur of a wordly and undeniably talented filmmaker.