Alexander Skarsgard Film Headed To Cannes

Alexander Skarsgard, spotted above having lunch in Los Angeles, is one of the stars of the new Lars Von Trier film Melancholia, which has just been added to the docket for films showing at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 11-22, 2011.

PHOTOS: Alexander out shopping with Kate Bosworth!

Boasting a stellar ensemble cast, including Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Stellan Skarsgard and Udo Kier, the film will be completed later this spring and is among the most highly anticipated films of 2011. Von Trier is a notably difficult director and has made other unique films such as Dancer In The Dark starring Bjork and Dogville starring Nicole Kidman.

In Melancholia, Dunst and Gainsbourg play sisters whose lives are drifting apart as the universe spectacularly unravels in what Von Trier describes as a beautiful movie about the end of the world.