Matt Dillon Is Serial Killer Jack In Von Trier's THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
(UPDATED: in Deadline's original article, it was implied that the titular Jack was Jack the Ripper, but this is apparently not true and has since been corrected).
Danish maverick Lars Von Trier has announced the first cast in his upcoming feature The House That Jack Built and the cast announcement has brought quite a few plot details along with it.
Matt Dillon will star as notorious serial killer Jack in the film with Bruno Ganz starring opposite as a character referred to only as Verge at this point, who sounds like a sort of confidant to Jack - or at least the mechanism that we're told the story through as Verge engages Jack in a series of conversations about his actions. Here's how Deadline sums it up:
The House That Jack Built follows the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.
Production is set to begin soon with further cast announcements to follow.