Thurman joins such stars as Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, as well as veterans Christian Slater and Willem Dafoe on the film, which is currently shooting on location in Germany. Nymphomaniac tells the tale of a woman’s life – played by von Trier favorite Charlotte Gainsbourg – after she is found by a bachelor – played by Stellan Skarsgard – almost beaten to death in an alley one night.
Uma Thurman is no stranger to working with ambitious and visionary directors. She’s most known for being Quentin Tarantino’s muse, but also played a big part in seeing Andrew Niccol’s Gattaca come to life. And we must also not forget the interesting (for lack of a better word) take she had on Poison Ivy in Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin.
The bottom line is that Uma Thurman seems to be open-minded type of actress needed for a project like Nymphomaniac. In the same way, Nymphomaniac seems to be the type of controversial film that may be able to bring Thurman back into the general discussion of Hollywood stars and starlets.
Lars von Trier’s film is set to hit theatres sometime next year, following the success of last year’s apocalyptic Melancholia. It’s still filming, so there’s sure to be plenty of promotional material to undress until its release.