Oldboy Villain Joins Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built


South Korean actor Yu Ji-tae has been cast in a supporting role in The House That Jack Built, the upcoming feature from director Lars Von Trier. Ji-Tae is known by many horror fans for his role in the Park Chan-wook film Oldboy, where he played the villainous Woo-jin Lee.

Ji-tae tells THR, “It’s an honor for me to be in the film of my favorite director, Lars von Trier. It [will] be a very special experience for me.

Ji-tae joins the previously announced cast of Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Matt Dillon, Riley Keough, Sofie Grabol, and Bruno Ganz.

Set in the United States in the 1970s, the story follows Jack as he moves through five incidents and murders that define his development as a serial killer. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever nearer (which both provokes and puts pressure on Jack), he is – contrary to all logic – set on taking greater and greater chances.



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