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Nicole Kidman quits Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac


Story by Jack Foley

NICOLE Kidman has reportedly quit Lars von Trier’s erotic movie Nymphomaniac.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Australian actress has left the project, having previously committed to only doing “a few days” of work on the film. No reason has been stated.

Kidman last worked with von Trier in 2003’s Dogville, for which she won rave reviews.

Nymphomaniac follows a woman (played by another von Trier regular, Charlotte Gainsbourg) as she recounts her sexual history to an older bachelor, played by Melancholia‘s Alexander Skarsgard, after he finds her unconscious and beaten up in an alleyway.

It is to include real sex scenes and boasts a supporting cast that includes Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman and Connie Nielsen.

In addition to losing Kidman, the project has also recently added Jean-Marc Barr, Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves and Omar Shargawi to the acting line-up.

Kidman will next be seen in the films The Paperboy and Stoker

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