The first official trailer for Danish director Lars von Trier’s apocalyptic thriller Melancholia has arrived. Budgeted at a modest $7 million, the film follows a group of people as they freak the fuck out upon discovering that the earth is on a collision course with the planet Melancholia.
Melancholia stars Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg—last seen flashing her balloon-knot in Trier’s Antichrist—as estranged sisters trying to yada yada yada Dunst goes nude and Gainsbourg (pictured above) probably does too.
Costars include Keifer Sutherland (Mirrors), John Hurt (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Udo Kier (Halloween), Charlotte Rampling (Never Let Me Go), Alexander Skarsgaard (“True Blood”), and Stellan Skarsgaard (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
Melancholia will be released in Scandinavia in May. No word yet on when Magnolia Pictures plans to distribute the film in the U.S. and Canada.