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Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz cast in Lars von Trier's The House That Jack Built

11.02.2016by: Brennan Klein
The House That Jack Built Lars von Trier Matt Dillon Bruno Ganz

Lars von Trier's upcoming serial killer film THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT has found its Jack! The titular killer who the film follows, he will be brought to life by none other than Matt Dillon. Dillon has held roles in projects as varied as THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, THE OUTSIDERS, and Wayward Pines, but this will almost certainly be his most hardcore performance.

Also joining the cast is German actor Bruno Ganz, in the role of Verge, "a mysterious figure who engages Jack in a recurring conversation about his actions and thoughts." That sounds very German. Ganz is a respected actor who has appeared in films like WINGS OF DESIRE and Werner Herzog's NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE, but he is probably best known for his role as Adolf Hitler in the 2004 film DOWNFALL. His angry ranting scene has become a veritable meme online, with people constantly re-editing the subtitles to make his rage about any number of topics. Check him out in action below!

Additional cast will be announced shortly.

The House That Jack Built follows the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT is produced by Zentropa Group in co-production with Film i Väst, Copenhagen Film Fund, Slot Machine, with support from Danish Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, CNC, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Eurimages, The Media Programme of the European Union, and in cooperation with DR, Nordisk Film Distribution, Concorde, Potemkine, Les Films du Losange, SVT. International sales by TrustNordisk. Producing in Europe requires dedication, it would seem.

The film will shoot in Trollhättan, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark.

Extra Tidbit: Are you a von Trier fan?
Source: Deadline

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