After forgiving Melancholia director Lars Von Trier for his ill-advised Nazi-humor during an interview at Cannes earlier this year, Best Actress Palme-winner Kirsten Dunst is moving on to other indie fare. In January, Dunst will start in another indie film adapted from the stage in Red Light Winter. A bleak theatrical drama by Adam Rapp (The L Word), Red Light Winter is an honest and graphic depiction of erotic fixation and the damage it inflicts on sensitive souls. Mark Ruffalo (Shutter Island) and Billy Crudup (Almost Famous) will play two friends who find themselves embroiled in a love triangle, vying for the affections of a French prostitute (Dunst). Hit the jump for more on Dunst and Red Light Winter.
News of Dunst’s addition to Red Light Winter comes via Thompson on Hollywood. Dunst has done a number of indie films recently, including Melancholia, for which she won the Best Actress Palme at Canne. Currently, she is shooting a dark indie comedy with Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers) entitled Bachelorette. Dunst calls it a lightened interpretation based on debut director Leslye Hedland’s play.
Dunst is also gearing up for Cities with Orlando Bloom, Clive Owen and Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire). The Jack Kerouac-derived On the Road also stars Dunst alongside Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Sam Riley (Control) and Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy). Finally, 2012 will see Dunst will star in Upside Down as Eve, in a picture that centers on a man, Adam (Jim Sturgess) searching an alternate universe for his long-lost love from his childhood.