The story is told from the point of view of Jack, a serial killer who aspires to commit the perfect murder over a decade of practice. Dillon will play Jack, and Ganz has been cast as a mysterious figure named Verge, who engages Jack in a recurring conversation about his actions and thoughts.
“It’s with great pleasure that we have succeeded in being able to present Matt Dillon and Bruno Ganz as the lead actors in The House That Jack Built. The two gentlemen have each figured as milestones in my cinematic development. Besides being an epochal match, they are excellent actors and fit quite organically into “my cinematic family. I look forward with pleasure and pride to working with them both,” said von Trier.
Production will take place in Trollhattan Sweden and Copehnhagen, Denmark. The director is still looking for performers to fill four prominent female roles.
Von Trier’s Zentropa Group co-produces the project with Film Vast, Copenhagen Film Fund, and Slot Machine, with support from Danish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, CNC, Eurimages, and The Media Programme of the European Union.
Emily J | Staff Writer