One of my most anticipated films in production right now is Lars von Trier's sci-fi follow up to Antichristi, which is titled Melancholia. Until now, all we've known about the project is that it's been labeled a "psychological drama-cum-disaster movie." And it stars Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgard, Stellan Skarsgard, Udo Kier, Charlotte Rampling and Antichrist's Charlotte Gainsbourg. Oh, and Von Trier has made a point to state this one won't have a happy ending (you know, like all of his other movies).

The Playlist brings translated news from the filmmaker and his cast about Melancholia's characters and minor plot details. "It's about two sisters and a planet," Von Trier said at a press conference in Sweden, wishing to say as little as possible. Dunst is playing one of those siblings. Gainsbourg is the other. The planet is the film's title and it's coming closer and closer to Earth as the sisters are drifting apart. Early in the film Dunst marries the younger Skarsgard (while his real-life father, Stellan, plays his best man) but something happens to upset their marriage. John Hurt is also in the film as Dunst's dad.
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