Cruz In Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia”

Penelope Cruz could be serving as the lead in “Antichrist” and “Dogville” director Lars von Trier’s next project, the psychological disaster thriller “Melancholia” reports The Playlist.

The $5 million project will apparently utilise some sci-fi elements and visual effects, but mostly it’ll be a bleak and dark exploration of the “psychology view of a disaster”.

Shooting will take place in Sweden and Germany later this year with a Cannes 2011 premiere likely. Peter Aalbaek Jensen will produce.