Clearly Uma Thurman had no problems with controversial director, Lars Von Trier, on the set of his film, Nymphomaniac, since she’s signed on to re-team with the director for his next film, The House That Jack Built.
The cast already features Matt Dillon, Riley Keough, Sofie Grabol and Bruno Ganz, and the film will focus on Dillon’s serial killer and be from his point of view.
For anyone that’s familiar with Von Trier’s prior work, you’ll know that he and serial killer go together like cereal and milk, or blood and flesh in this case, and it will be fascinating what kind of twisted yet intriguing film he can put together with such a good cast. The film is currently in pre-production in Sweden, and was originally envisioned as an eight-part TV series.
Von Trier said he was inspired by Donald Trump for the film: “The House That Jack Built celebrates the idea that life is evil and soulless, which is sadly proven by the recent rise of the Homo trumpus – the rat king”.
Von Trier went on to compare his film with Carl Theodor Dreyer‘s 1932 film, Vampyr, and assuming the auteur can harness a similar atmosphere to Dreyer’s film we could be in for something special. At least, as always with Von Trier, we know it’ll be memorable one way or another.