02 Nov 2016, Posted by Liv Saalbach Holse in Uncategorized @en

Matt Dillon and Bruno Ganz will be headlining Lars von Trier's next feature film "The House That Jack Built", which will be shot partly in the Danish Capital Region.

Lars von Trier reveals the first cast for his upcoming feature "The House That Jack Built", with the leading role as the serial killer Jack to be portrayed by American star, Matt Dillon.

Facing Matt Dillon, Swiss all-timer Bruno Ganz will take on the role as the mysterious Verge, who engages the leading role Jack in a recurring conversation about his actions and thoughts.

Copenhagen Film Fund has gone into the production with its biggest investment so far and welcomes the generous flow of prominent names, which follow a talented director as Lars von Trier.

"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." states Lars von Trier.

"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.

Additional cast, including four prominent female roles, is to be set soon.
Shootings will take place in Trollhättan, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark.


Matt Dillon
From his breakthrough performance in The Outsiders to his hilarious turn as an obsessed private investigator in There's Something About Mary, Dillon has proven himself to be one of the most diverse actors of his generation. He has won IFP Spirit Awards for both his gritty performance as a drug addict in Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy, and his arresting performance as a racist cop in the critically acclaimed Crash, for which he also received Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and BAFTA Award nominations.


Bruno Ganz
Bruno Ganz has had a prominent career in especially German language films and TV, and had his big breakthrough in Sommergäste from 1976. He has worked with several internationally acclaimed directors such as Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders and Francis Ford Coppola, and is known for Wings of Desire and Pane e tulipani as well as his acclaimed portrayal of Adolf Hitler in Der Untergang. At the 2010 European Film Awards, Ganz received a Lifetime Achievement Award.


"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 Filmverleih, Potemkine, Les Films du Losange, SVT. International Sales by TrustNordisk.