"Melancholia," about a giant planet whose steady approach is threatening Earth, will also star Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, Alexander Skarsgård and Stellan Skarsgård.
The film will be “a mix of spectacular, cinematic imagery with Dogme-style hand-held camerawork,” according to producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen. And "romantic, in a Lord Byron sort of way.”
"No more happy endings!" was all that von Trier had to say about the film last year. Shooting on the $7 million film will run from July to September.
Could it be that Dunst is making something of a comeback? Her career had been sliding steadily into the abyss with the fortunes flagging Spider-Man franchise. But now, she's not only been cast by von Trier, a short film she directed and co-wrote, "Bastard," is showing at Tribeca and then Cannes.