The films of Lars Von Trier provoke differing reactions in me: if I like one than there’s a good chance I’ll dislike the next. However, one thing is sure: it’ll be original and I won’t forget it in a hurry. The director’s next project is a serial killer story set throughout the 70’s and the 80’s, and he’s reteaming with Uma Thurman who was in Nymphomaniac, and Siobhan Fallon Hogan, who appeared in Dancer In The Dark and Dogville. Matt Dillon will be the killer, and Riley Keough, Sofie Gråbøl and Bruno Ganz will also be in it. Here’s the official synopsis of The House That Jack Built:
1970s USA. We follow the highly intelligent Jack through 5 incidents and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever near (which both provokes and puts pressure on Jack) he is – contrary to all logic – set on taking greater and greater chances. Along the way we experience Jack’s descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge – a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and in-depth explanations of, for Jack, dangerous and difficult manoeuvres
Well it certainly sounds intriguing. Filming begins this month.