17 October 2012 6:40 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With production now underway, the cast for Lars Von Trier's upcoming hard- and soft-core erotic drama "The Nymphomaniac" is in flux, with some regulars coming on and one big name dropping out. Rumored since last year, Willem Dafoe ("Manderlay," "Antichrist") and Jean-Marc Barr ("Dogville," "Breaking The Waves") are among the director's previous collaborators to join, while Nicole Kidman, previously slated for a small role, has dropped out citing scheduling conflicts with her currently shooting "Grace Of Monaco." You win some, you lose some, we suppose, and as a reader suggested (and it's probably a good guess), we think the recently added Uma Thurman is her replacement. The new actors to join Von Trier's set are mostly unfamiliar names: Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves and Omar Shargawi. As you know, the movie tracks the sex life of a woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) who recounts her »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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