Uma Thurman takes on role in ”The House That Jack Built”

10 Mar 2017, Posted by Liv Saalbach Holse in Uncategorized @en

An exclusive surprise waited the international press that showed up in great numbers at the press conference for Lars von Trier’s new feature “The House That Jack Built” in Swedish Dalsland.

They were met by the American actress Uma Thurman, who was ready for press photos and interviews together with the already announced lead actor Matt Dillon and Lars von Trier. Uma Thurman was confirmed as cast just before the press conference, which marked the beginning of shootings.

See the pictures from the press conference in the bottom of the page.


Strong international cast
Thus Zentropa has secured a strong international cast with actors from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in the leading roles. Besides Matt Dillon as the main character and serial killer Jack, Bruno Ganz stars in the role as the mysterious Verge, who explores and challenges Jack’s thoughts and actions through reoccurring dialog.

Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, Sofie Gråbøl and Siobhan Fallon Hogan play the unlucky women, who meet Jack at different places in the film

Uma Thurman became world famous for her role as Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino's PULP FICTION (1994). In 2003 she teamed up once more with Tarantino in the international film series KILL BILL VOL. 1 (2003) and KILL BILL VOL. 2 (2004). Further film roles counter BATMAN & ROBIN (1997), Les Miserables (1998), DANGEROUS RELATIONS (1998); BEAUTIFUL GIRLS (1996).

Read more about the film here.

Shoots in Sweden and Denmark
After the shootings in Sweden Zentropa continues to Copenhagen in May.

It’s the first time since DANCER IN THE DARK (2000), Lars von Trier is shooting an international film in Denmark. Copenhagen Film Fund has contributed with 1.08 million Euros to help make it possible for Zentropa to shoot in Copenhagen.

CEO of Copenhagen Film Fund, Thomas Gammeltoft states:

Copenhagen Film Fund is incredibly proud that Lars von Trier will be shooting parts of his upcoming feature in Copenhagen, Denmark after shooting abroad for years. Besides that, it is always exciting to see that Lars is able to attract high profile actors from all around the world, who all see it as an opportunity to grow and a privilege to work closely with him. We will do our best to make sure they have an amazing stay in Copenhagen and we are most proud to be able to contribute to the making of this major international feature”.


The team behind the film
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa Group in co-production with Film i Väst, Copenhagen Film Fund, Slot Machine, with support from the Danish Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, CNC, Film- und media Foundation NRW, Eurimages, the media Programme of the European Union, and in collaboration with DR, Nordisk Film Distribution, Concorde Filmverleih, Potemkine, Les Films du Losange, SVT. International sales by TrustNordisk.


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