John Hurt In Von Trier’s “Melancholia”

John Hurt has joined the cast of controversial director Lars Von Trier’s psychological disaster film “Melancholia” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The $7.5 million-budgeted sci-fi feature apparently revolves around another planet entering the Earth’s orbit, which threatens to destroy our planet. Worldwide panic ensues.

Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, Stellan Skarsgard, Alexander Skarsgard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling and Udo Kier star.

Filming kicks off in Sweden in July and will likely premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next May – the same place Von Trier’s “Antichrist” debuted last year to intense reaction.