A brand new poster has been revealed for Lars von Trier’s upcoming The House That Jack Built and it shows Matt Dillon’s serial killer Jack. It’s immediately sinister as Dillon stares directly into the soul of those looking at him. Or so it looks. Creepy!
The House That Jack Built will be told from the perspective of the killer Jack over 10-12 years. As the police intervention edges closer, his “artwork” of murder is threatened to come to a halting close.
“The House That Jack Built takes place in 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”
In addition to Dillon, the film features Oldboy antagonist Ji-tae Yu, Riley Keough, Uma Thurman, Bruno Ganz and Sofie Grabol.
The House That Jack Built will be screening as an Official Selection at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, before IFC Films releases it in the USA later this year.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)