First Image of Matt Dillon in Lars Von Trier's Horror 'The House That Jack Built' - Also Starring Riley Keough, Uma Thurman, and Bruno Ganz


Lars Von Trier told The Guardian that his latest film was inspired by Donald Trump.

“'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,”

Yikes. Whatever the case, a new Von Trier usually has cinephiles intrigued, you can't really discount the writer-director of "Breaking the Waves," "Dancer in the Dark," "Melancholia," and "Dogville," despite the fact that the last few years he's kind of "lost" his marbles with bouts of schizophrenia and depression which led to crazy press conferences at Cannes in which he showed compassion for Hitler and, more or less, insulted Nicolas Windig Refn. Also, despite the buzz that came before its release, "Nymphomaniac" was just not that good.

The Playlist has the synopsis as follows:

Set in Washington during the ’70s and ’80s, and stretching out across twelve years, the story will be told from the point of view of Jack (played by Matt Dillon), and chronicle his development into a serial killer, all while he tries to finish his “masterpiece” as he eludes capture. So far, the only other cast member is Bruno Ganz, but there are four prominent female roles that are yet to be cast, and hopefully we’ll hear about those soon.

This will surely be Cannes-bound. The House That Jack Built will be released in 2018.