Kirsten Dunst Boards Lars von Trier’s Melancholia

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Kirsten Dunst (“Spider-Man” films) is set to star in writer/director Lars von Trier’s sci-fi disaster film Melancholia.

Penelope Cruz was previously in negotiations for the role before she took the role of Blackbeard’s daughter in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides instead.

Melancholia will shoot July through September in Southern Sweden.

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, Alexander Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård and Udo Kier are also attached to roles.

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