More actors have been tapped to join Shia LaBeouf in Lars von Trier's pornographic drama "The Nymphomaniac". Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, British actor Jamie Bell has been sealed to star in the controversial project along with Danish actress Connie Nielsen.
Details of Bell's and Nielsen's roles are yet to be confirmed. Both actors are set to join the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgard and will begin filming in Germany this Thursday, August 30 for an 11-week shoot.
"Nymphomaniac" is the wild 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 (Gainsbourg). On a cold winter's evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Skarsgard), finds Joe beaten up in an alleyway.
He brings her home to his flat where he tends to her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.
Also joining the cast ensemble are European actors, such as Nicolas Bro, Jesper Christensen, Jens Albinus, Shanti Roney and Severin von Hoensbroech. It has been said that Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe are also courted to join the film, but the producers have yet to confirm the report.
"Nymphomaniac" is planned to be filmed in two versions, one hard-core and one soft-core, which both will be released in 2013. The project sparked controversy as LaBeouf recently confirmed that the sex in the flick would be "real," though the producers clarified that the sex scenes would be performed "with the help of body doubles and visual effects."