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Lars von Trier, the notoriously outspoken filmmaker who got himself temporarily banned from the Cannes Film Festival for comments he made about Nazis (oh Lars!), has a two-part sex epic coming out later this year called "Nymphomaniac." In a press release, er, released this morning (which clearly isn't connected to Cannes going on right now), it was announced that the two films would premiere in Copenhagen in December, along with the first official photo of the films' cast. Thankfully they aren't involved in some huge gang bang, but rather posed artfully, like a super perverse Gap ad. Get More »
Michael Fassbender's riding into the sunset, Evan Rachel Wood is hitting the road and Jamie Bell is gettin' busy in this week's casting news.
Fassbender may soon be studying to be a quick draw as he's in talks to join the western, "Jane Got a Gun," according to Vulture. Natalie Portman is currently attached to the film about a woman who hires an ex-lover (Fassbender) to protect her ranch after her outlaw husband returns home bullet-ridden and with former criminal colleagues hot on his heels. Lynne Ramsay ("We Need to Talk About Kevin") is attached to direct.
Shia LaBeouf is becoming quite the exhibitionist. First he let it all hang out this past June in Sigur Rós' music video for "Fjögur Piano". Now the "Lawless" star has confirmed exclusively to MTV that he will indeed star in Lars von Trier's upcoming drama "The Nymphomaniac."
Lars von Trier is about as far from Michael Bay as you can get.
Shia LaBeouf continues to shun his past as a Hollywood blockbuster headliner as he's in talks to join the cast of Lars von Trier's latest bit of instant cinematic controversy, "The Nymphomaniac," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Get More »
This week: George Clooney plays a Hawaiian landowner who must reconnect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a terrible accident in "The Descendants," the drama by writer-director Alexander Payne that just won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Also new is Steven Spielberg's motion-capture 3-D animated film "The Adventures of Tintin," the maudlin Lars von Trier drama "Melancholia," Michelle Williams' turn as Marilyn Monroe in "My Week With Marilyn" and the Blu-ray debut of Martin Scorsese's controversial "The Last Temptation of Christ." Get More »
2011 was a big year at the box office, with massive blockbusters ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"), emotional performances ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2") and instant classics ("Harry Potter and ..." oh, you get it) all converging to make this one of the most intriguing cinematic years in recent memory.
But as big as the year was at the theater, many of this year's biggest stories weren't on screen at all, but rather behind the scenes. Hollywood controversies, shocking deaths and studio intrigue provided just some of the surprising and unforgettable headlines that helped shape the year in film. With that in mind, then, here's a look at some of the stories from 2011 that you'll be talking about for years to come. Get More »
Lars Von Trier is no stranger to controversy, both on and off-screen. (He's still licking his wounds from an unfortunate Nazi comment that slipped out during the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.)
But the prolific director is gearing up to get back to the big screen, and has just secured a leading lady for his next feature, pointedly titled "The Nymphomaniac." We'll give you one guess to figure out what it's about. Get More »
Love him or hate him, there’s no denying Lars von Trier is one of the world’s most important filmmakers.
When the “Dogville” auteur showed up at the Cannes Film Festival with his latest masterwork, “Melancholia,” early pundits positioned it as the film to push him into the mainstream. No wonder. It marks von Trier’s first stab at science fiction and stars “Spider-Man” star Kirsten Dunst in a special-effects laden drama about the end of the world. If there ever were a film to bring him a new legion of admires, "Melancholia" would be it.
Now, despite glowing reviews and a Cannes Best Actress win for Dunst, the potential for “Melancholia” to become a crossover hit is up in the air, and it's the filmmaker’s own doing. Get More »
Lars von Trier understands Hitler. Or maybe he doesn't. And maybe he's a Nazi. Or maybe he can't quite decide.
While the "Melancholia" director's true feelings about the world's most hated man may not be clear, one thing is: he won't be talking about them again any time soon.
The director, who talked himself right onto the unemployment line earlier this year when he told interviewers at Cannes, "I sympathize with [Hitler] a bit," later apologized for his statements, despite already being banned from the festival. Unfortunately for his career, he wasn't done yet, telling GQ only months later that apologizing in the first place was "against my nature."
It seems we've finally heard the last of von Trier's convoluted so-called joke, however. Get More »
"Melancholia" director Lars von Trier made headlines earlier this year when he told interviewers at Cannes, "I understand Hitler ... I sympathize with him a little bit ... OK, I'm a Nazi."
Like any sane person caught with their Nazi saluting hand caught in the cookie jar, von Trier quickly apologized, but not before Cannes officials banned him from the festival for his insensitive remarks.
So, you might ask yourself, what's the next step for someone so in need of a good tongue-biting lesson? A retraction of his previous apology, of course!
Aw, heil no. Get More »