Last week we learned that Shia LaBeouf may be having real sex on-screen in Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, and now THR reports that Jamie Bell and Connie Nielsen are joining him (in the movie, not in an on-screen threesome – although who knows!).
With the shoot starting tomorrow in Germany, other cast members have also been announced, including Nicolas Bro (Warhorse), Jesper Christensen (Quantum of Solice) Jens Albinus (Idiots), Shanti Roney (Together) and Severin von Hoensbroech (Ruhm). Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe have been linked to Nymphomaniac, but it hasn’t been confirmed whether they’ll actually appear in the movie.
Stellan Skarsgård and Charlotte Gainsbourg were previously attached to star in the movie, which has been promised in two versions. The first will be a softer version and the second will be a hardcore edition. The story centres on the erotic adventures of a woman called Joe (Gainsbourg) from her youth to the age of fifty, who is a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac. Skarsgård’s character finds her beaten in an alley and after taking her home to care for her, she tell him her story.
As for whether all these actors really will be shagging on-screen, producers have said much of it will be done through the use of body doubles and visual effects, although we’ll have to wait and see.