Lars von Trier to direct psychological thriller

Willem Dafoe will star with Charlotte Gainsbourg in “Antichrist,” the next project from Dogme 85 director Lars von Trier.

Von Trier co wrote the script with Anders Thomas Jense, the prolific Danish screenwriter who has had a hand in some of the most prominent films to come out of that country, including ‘Brothers’ and ‘The King is Alive’. He also co-wrote the forthcoming film ‘The Duchess’, starring Keira Knightley.

In the psychological thriller that evolves into a horror film, Dafoe and Gainsbourg will play a couple who retreat to an isolated cabin in the woods following the death of their child.

Production begins this month in Germany. Meta Louise Foldager is producing. The picture completed financing its $11 million budget last month