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Former Child Star Kirsten Dunst Finds 'Melancholia'

April 19, 2010

Lars von Trier -- the dark-souled Danish director whose work has traveled from visually stunning noir ('Europa') to melodramatic tear-jerkers ('Breaking the Waves') to minimalist Dogme outings ('Dogville'), and who doesn't shy away from horrific doom-and-gloom scenarios ('Epidemic,' 'Kingdom Hospital,' 'Antichrist') -- has firmed up the cast for his psychological sci-fi disaster film 'Melancholia.'

Von Trier has picked Kirsten Dunst for the lead in his tale about the wayward planet Melancholia that threatens the Earth with destruction -- of some sort. Read More