Uma Thurman Joins Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac

Uma Thurman has joined the cast of Lars Von Trier’s latest ensemble drama, Nymphomaniac, although details of her character have not been offered up. Shooting for the production is already well underway which could point to a cast member bailing over the subject matter.

A Lars Von Trier picture guarantees the presence of explicit sex, irrational protagonists and awkward scenes that stretch out longer than something which is infinitely long.

This latest project allows for an entire feature to be dedicated to the former, in what is essentially a legitimately-filmed, multiple-partner star-studded romp.  Thurman joins cast mates Shia LeBoeuf, Christian Slater, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Nicole Kidman, Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen and Jesper Christensen.

Check out the official synopsis below:

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 an multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.

After the sci-fi gloom-fest that had even the greatest of optimists reaching for a razor blade, Melancholia, it is a more than welcome sight to see the word “light” present in a Von Trier synopsis.  He’s undoubtedly a filmmaker with a keen eye for human experience, providing that human has experienced death by comet.

Nymphomaniac will be Uma Thurman’s first time working under the direction of Lars Von Trier. But, will it be her last? We’ll find out when the film opens sometime next year.

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Source: The Film Stage