Lars Von Trier Wants NYMPHOMANIAC to Star Stellan Skarsgard; Gary Oldman Wants Colin Firth for Next Directorial Effort

     September 5, 2011

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Normally I don’t care much for “Wants” stories unless they give some hint as to the tone of a particular production.  Wish lists are easy to make and they give zero indication to any concrete deal.  But it’s Labor Day, news is almost non-existence, and we have to feed the content beast, so here’s two “Wants” stories.  First up, E! News reports that Lars Von Trier wants his next film, the “sexually graphic” Nymphomaniac to star the prolific Stellan Skarsgard (most recently seen in Thor and latest this year in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).  Skarsgard tells E! “Lars called me and said, ‘Stellan, my next film will be a porno film, and I want you to play the lead in it,'” he said, laughing. “But then he said, ‘You will not get to fuck.'”  The film reportedly centers on “the erotic life of a woman from the age of zero to the age of 50,” so I’m not sure how Skarsgard figures in.  Then again, with Von Trier it’s almost impossible to know what to expect beyond a vague outline.

Hit the jump for news regarding Gary Oldman’s next directorial feature.

After playing at Venice, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy has picked up some positive buzz and there will be more reviews on the way as the film opens in the UK next week.  But star Gary Oldman is already looking ahead and he’s planning to go back behind the behind the camera fourteen years after his first feature, Nil by Mouth.  Oldman tells the Daily Mail:

“‘I think I’m gonna do something with Colin Firth. It was something I’d been thinking about for a while, I can’t say what it is, but it’s a remake, and when I worked with Colin I thought: here’s the guy to do it with,’ Gary revealed.”

Obviously, Oldman had a positive experience working with Firth on Tinker, but Firth has become highly in demand since The King’s Speech.  It’s tough say as to whether or not Firth would do the role since there aren’t any specifics on the project beyond “It’s a remake” and Oldman wants Firth for a role in the film.

This is the hazy world of a “Wants” story.

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