Rate-a-Trailer: Kirsten Dunst in Lars von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’


So, this is an odd pairing: Kirsten Dunst — the sunny, faintly bratty, baby-faced star we’ll always remember as Marie Antoinette, Torrance from Bring It On, and Claudia from Interview with the Vampire — and Lars von Trier, the director most recently known for that scene in Antichrist where Charlotte Gainsbourg… well, if you don’t know yet, we’ll spare you the Friday morning spit take. Von Trier’s latest is called Melancholia , and it bears the tag line “a beautiful movie about the end of the world.” The trailer kicks off at Dunst’s character’s elaborate wedding and foreshadows some kind of space apocalypse (our best guess from the last shot is that Earth gets butt-bumped to oblivion by a much larger planet). Melancholia looks gorgeous, thrilling, and over-the-top in equal measure, which seems about right for the follow-up to Antichrist. The all-star cast also includes Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, and Alexander Skarsgård. Tell us whether the film, which premieres next month at Cannes, is on your must-see list after the jump.

[via Ain’t It Cool News]