Christian Slater is the latest actor to sign onto the surprisingly high profile cast of director Lars von Trier’s erotic drama The Nymphomaniac, just as shooting gets underway in Cologne, Germany, according to Variety.
The story, told through eight different chapters, is about Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and her life as a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac. The plot follows her from birth until the age of 50. Christian Slater will portray Joe’s father. Stellan Skarsgård also stars as Seligman, a man who Joe tells her sexual adventures to after he finds her beaten in an alley. The cast also includes Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, and Connie Nielsen.
Lars von Trier is directing from his own original screenplay and has said the movie will be shot in two versions, one featuring hardcore sex, while the other will be softer.