(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)
There has been many things said about Lars Von Trier’s upcoming and inevitably erotic drama, Nymphomaniac, over the past couple of months, the latest writing on the wall being that Christian Slater has joined the cast.
Slater, best known for his role in the thriller/romance True Romance, will be playing the role of the main character’s father, the lead being Von Trier regular Charlotte Gainsbourg as the film is split into eight flashbacks, recounting her life and sexual exploits as a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac from her youth through to age 50.
“Lars is a complete gentleman. It’s great to be on a set with someone who has such a loyal and talented team,” Slater told the Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
Also starring Kirsten Dunst, Stellan Skarsgard and Shia LaBeouf, the film is now in production, and the plan is for it to arrive in both soft-core and hard-core cuts, with it already being announced that LaBeouf is set to be filmed in a real-life sex scene.
Whatever you take away from this post, there’s got to be something you’re looking forward to here.