Willem Dafoe will play van Gogh, a media report said

© AFP 2017 / Tiziana FabiАмериканский the actor Willem Dafoe. Archival photoWillem Dafoe will play van Gogh, a media report said© 2017 AFP / Tiziana Fabi

Two-time nominee for «Oscar», is an American actor Willem Dafoe will play the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh in the film «On the threshold of eternity» (At Eternity»s Gate), dedicated to the life of the painter, according to the portal Deadline.

Picture American Director Julian Schnabel («Until the night», «the diving bell and the butterfly», «Miral») will talk about the artist’s life in the French city of Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, filming will take place in France. The producer of the film will be Jon Kilik, who worked on the Saga «the Hunger games», «Babylon» and others. On the script than the Director, worked with the French scriptwriter Jean-Claude Quarry.

«This is a film about art, the artist and their relation to infinity,» said the Director. «The story is told on behalf of the artist, it contains important, in my opinion, the moments of his life. It’s not the official story, this is my version. I hope it will help you to become closer to him,» — he added.

Vincent van Gogh was born March 30, 1853 in the province of North Brabant in the southern Netherlands. To art he turned in the 1880s — attended the Academy of fine arts in Brussels and Antwerp, talked with the painter Anton Mauve in the Hague. The heyday of van Gogh occurred in the last years of his life, but hard work and abuse of alcohol led to the appearance of his bouts of mental illness. According to his brother Theo, the last words of the artist were: La tristesse durera toujours («Grief will last forever»).

Van Gogh during his short creative life, he created over 2000 works of art, including 930 paintings, 1,100 drawings and sketches. The van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is the most visited Museum in the Netherlands and one of the most popular in the world in the year he receives more than 1.5 million people.