Lars von Trier Plans the End of the World for Penelope Cruz!

Various sources are reporting that Penelope Cruz could be toplining Danish auteur Lars von Trier’s (Antichrist) psychological drama-cum-disaster film, Melancholia. Budgeted at around E5 million ($7 million), English-lingo film is set for a European 2010 shoot. The title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet illustrated on the press release that looms threateningly close to Earth. “No more happy endings!” commented Lars von Trier, who will direct from his own screenplay. “As a disaster movie, ‘Melancholia’ will use some special effects, but nothing compared to Hollywood,” exclaims Zentropa Entertainment co-founder Peter Aalbaek Jensen.

 
Source: Various sources