Christian Slater is the latest actor to sign on for controversial director Lars von Trier’s upcoming sexual drama Nymphomaniac, according to Coming Soon. The star of such films as True Romance, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and the cult classic Heathers is the latest actor to sign on for the two-part endeavor, which is scheduled to be released in NC-17 and R-rated cuts.
Slater will appear alongside a number of talented players including Shia LaBeouf, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Jamie Bell, and Connie Nielsen. Variety reports that Slater will portray the dad of a self-proclaimed nymphomaniac named Jo (Gainsbourg).
Specifically, here’s what the film is about:
“On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman, 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 eight chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.”
Word around the campfire is that star Shia LaBeouf, who recently let it all hang out in a music video from Icelandic rockers Sigur Rós, submitted his very own sex tape for director Lars Von Trier’s consideration. If you’re going to get down to business in front of the camera, you might as well show your prospective employer what you’re working with.
During a recent interview with MTV News, LaBeouf revealed that he’s willing to do whatever the director wants during the film’s production. “[The movie] is what you think it is,” he explained. “It is Lars von Trier, making a movie about what he’s making. For instance, there’s a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says we’re doing it for real. Everything that is illegal, we’ll shoot in blurred images. Other than that, everything is happening.”
Nymphomaniac, which now counts Christian Slater among its cast, isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until sometime next year.