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IFC Nabs U.S. Rights to Lars Von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’

Variety logo Variety 5/25/2017 Elsa Keslassy
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IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Lars Von Trier’s anticipated thriller “The House That Jack Built” which toplines Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman.

Repped by TrustNordisk, “The House That Jack Built” also stars Bruno Ganz, Riley Keough and Siobhan Fallon Hogan.

The movie is being produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa Group, in co-production with Film i Väst, Copenhagen Film Fund, Slot Machine.

IFC Films previously handled Von Trier’s “Antichrist” which world premiered at Cannes in 2009.

Set in the 1970s, the film centers on a serial killer, Jack, whose psychopathy is explored through five incidents told through his own eyes. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world.

“Lars von Trier is an unparalleled cinematic provocateur and one of the world’s great auteurs. It’s great to be working with old friends and colleagues such as Lars, Peter Aalbaek Jensen and the entire Trust team – we are anticipating audiences will see a Matt Dillon they have never dreamed of before,” said Jonathan Sehring and Lisa Schwartz, co-presidents of IFC Films/Sundance Selects.

The for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco from Sundance Selects/IFC Films with TrustNordisk on behalf of the filmmakers.

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