Lars von Trier to direct psychological thriller

Willem Dafoe will star with Charlotte Gainsbourg in “Antichrist,” which will be directed by Lars von Trier.

Anders Thomas Jensen wrote the script with von Trier. 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 (Daily Variety, July 29).

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