Actor Shia Lebeouf to perform Real Sex Scenes in Von Trier Film
Lars Von Trier, controversial Danish film director, has enlisted the talent of actor Shia Lebeouf to star in his next film, “Nymphomaniac”.
The film will span a period of forty years for a fictitious female character starting at age ten.
The female lead will be played by Charlotte Gainsbourg. Both Lebeouf and Gainsbourg will perform the un-simulated intimate scene.
“[The movie] is what you think it is,” LaBeouf, 26, told MTV News. “For instance, there’s a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says we’re doing it for real. Everything that is illegal, we’ll shoot in blurred images. Other than that, everything is happening.”
Gainsbourg has previously taken on such a role in a prior Von Trier film with actor William Dafoe. The film “Nymphomaniac” will be made in two versions one more explicit than the other.
Lebeouf took on this role as a challenge to himself to work with Von Trier who frightens him. Past shock films by Von Trier have not produced success at the box office. It’s not known how successful this film will end up being.
This wont be the first time LaBeouf bared it all. The actor stripped down to his birthday for Icelandic indie band Sigur Ros’ new music video for “Fjogur Piano.”