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Kirsten Dunst Replacing Penelope Cruz in 'Melancholia'

April 16, 2010 (8:41 am) GMT
The former 'Spider-Man' beauty is cast as the leading lady in the drama sci-fi, taking the role that was offered to the Spanish actress.

After ending her involvement in "" film franchise, has snatched another coveted role. She has just been tapped to play the major female character in "" which is directed and written by Lars von Trier, so Deadline Hollywood mentioned.

was initially negotiating for the part, but she eventually dropped it allegedly to star opposite in "". There has been no further description on the character that now belongs to Dunst.

"Melancholia" is a sci-fi disaster film and is planned to shoot July through September in Southern Sweden. Those who will be sharing screen with Dunst include , , and many others.

Kirsten Dunst is best known for her role as Mary Jane Watson in three "Spider-Man" movies. Previously, she has appeared as Betty Warren in 2003 "" which also features . She is currently filming "" with co-star .

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