Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built Gets Acquired by IFC Films


IFC Films has announced that they have acquired the US distribution rights for Lars Von Trier’s serial killer film The House That Jack Built. The film should be ending production this month and will then enter post-production, so I wouldn’t expect this film to come out until next year.

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.

The film stars Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Matt Dillon, Yu Ji-Tae, Riley Keough, Sofie Grabol, and Bruno Ganz.



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