The 11-week shoot for controversial Danish director Lars von Trier
’s sex-driven The Nymphomaniac
will commence tomorrow (Tuesday) in Germany.
Brit thesp Jamie Bell
(Billy Elliot) and Danish star Connie Nielsen
(Boss) have joined the cast of Trier’s pornographic drama as well as frequent collaborator Jens Albinus
(Antichrist, Dogville), Sweden actor Shanti Roney
(Together), German actor Severin von Hoensbroech
(A Dangerous Method), Nicolas Bro
(Warhorse) and Jesper Christensen
The rest of the film’s stars include LaBeouf, Charlotte Gainsbourg
and Stellan Skarsgard
producers have yet to confirm if Nicole Kidman, who fronted Dogville, and Willem Dafoe, who co-starred in Antichris will be involved.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Nymphomaniac is the light and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-‐diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe.
On a cold winter’s evening Seligman, an old bachelor, finds Joe semi‐unconscious and beaten up in an alleyway. After bringing her to his flat he sees to her wounds while trying to understand how things could have gone so wrong for her. He listens intently as she over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-‐out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.
Gainsbourg will front the feature as Joe, while Skarsgard will portray Seligman.
Trier will make different versions of the film due to censorship while ‘the sex scenes in the film will be performed with the help of body doubles and visual effects, opposite to LaBeouf’s statements.
Nymphomaniac is expected to hit theaters sometimes in 2013.