New 'Melancholia' Pics Released as Lars Von Trier Prepares for Cannes Landing

8:36 AM PST 04/28/2011 by Scott Roxborough

Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Alexander Skarsgard star in apocalyptic drama.

COLOGNE, Germany - The publicity assault for Lars von Trier's new film, Melancholia, has begun with the re-launch of the film's website, www.melancholiathemovie.com and the release of several new pictures of the hotly-anticipated apocalypse drama. Melancholia premieres in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival next month.

Kirsten Dunst features heavily in the promo material and on the international poster, which shows the Spider-Man star in a wedding dress floating Ophelia-like over weed-tangled waters. Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Gainsbourg and True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard also star.

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