This week is just full of interesting cast new; and it's only Tuesday! Von Trier is one interesting (read: disturbing) director and I'd love to see Cruz branch out by working with him (not that I don't love it when she works with Almodovar, but that relationship can't last forever, right?). Von Trier has a way with his actors, and if his writing is more on the level of than Dancer in the Dark than Antichrist, Cruz could finally have a great all-English performance (I still haven't seen Elegy, so I can't comment on that one).
It looks like the lovely Penélope
Melancholia was first announced last year. It's described as a "psychological drama-cum-disaster movie" about an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth - but it's not an alien
If this does turn out to be true, it will be quite interesting (to say the least) to see von Trier work with Cruz. So does this mean he'll make Cruz play a sex-addicted woman who ends up mutilating herself? Because if so, I might like to see that. I'm half-kidding, but the article does say that Cruz' role in this should be "edgy" (or "tranchant" in French). We will definitely let you know if this casting news is accurate or not - stay tuned!