Swearing off big-budget studio filmmaking in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Shia LaBeouf's exclusivity to the indie scene will soon bear what is expected to be 2013's most controversial film: Lars von Trier's The Nymphomaniac. The film, a "wild and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50" stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as the aforementioned woman and Stellan Skarsgård as the man her tales are recounted to. Nicole Kidman will also appear in what has been described as a small role. But why is Shia so terrified? The Nymphomaniac aims to be shot in two versions, one a more hard-core rendition that would possibly include unsimulated sex scenes. How far are the actors prepared to go? According to Shia, "whatever is asked. I think we all are," he said. "I've seen 'Intimacy.' [Von Trier is] talking about something different. ... It's going to be a wild movie." And, in what perhaps sums up the extremity of the film most succinctly, Shia added: "everything that is illegal, we'll shoot in blurred images. Other than that, everything is happening." Check out his full video interview with MTV below.
‘Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg).
On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), finds Joe beaten up in an alleyway. He brings her home to his flat where he tends to her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.