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Cannes Ends with…Awards — 3rd of 3

29 May 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Cannes Ends with…Awards — 3rd of 3

The heightened security with machine gun armed soldiers and policemen constantly patrolling was intensified after the Manchester Massacre. With a pall over the festival, one minute of silence was observed for the 22 murdered and flags hung at half-mast. In addition to that, the sudden death at 57 of the Busan Film Festival deputy director Kim Ji-seok and that of the James Bond star Roger Moore brought the film world into a new perspective as we join the larger world to face the random indications of human mortality. High security vs. cinema as a sanctuary of freedom is highlighted this year like no other time that I can recall in my 31 years here.President of the jury, Pedro Almodovar

But life does go on, the jury judges, the stars get press attention on the red carpet and the rest of us continue to wait patiently in »

- Sydney Levine

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Lars von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built' sells to Italy

26 May 2017 5:29 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Videa takes Italy rights to serial killer drama starring Matt Dillon.

Lars von Trier’s serial killer drama The House That Jack Built has been picked up for Italian distribution by Videa.

The deal was negotiated between head of distribution at Videa, Angelica Canevari, and senior sales manager at TrustNordisk, Nicolai Korsgaard.

The film, set in the 1970s United States, stars Matt Dillon as a serial killer. The cast also includes Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, Siobhan Fallon Hogan and Sofie Grabol.

Canevari commented on the acquisition: “Videa proudly announce the presence of the new Lars von Trier film, The House That Jack Built, in its lineup. For us it is a privilege and a reason of proud and happiness distributing such an amazing movie.”

Korsgaard added: “From the very beginning, which is now almost three years ago, Videa has shown their utmost interest for this movie. They have been very professional and thorough in this »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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IFC moves into Lars von Trier's 'House That Jack Built'

25 May 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Us outfit strikes Cannes deal for upcoming serial killer feature.

As Cannes Marche winds down, IFC has acquired Us rights for Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built.

TrustNordisk’s director of international sales and marketing Susan Wendt negotiated the deal with Arianna Bocco from Sundance Selects/IFC Films.

The film, set in the 1970s United States, stars Matt Dillon as a serial killer. The cast also includes Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, Siobhan Fallon Hogan and Sofie Grabol.

Jonathan Sehring and Lisa Schwartz, co-presidents of IFC Films/Sundance Selects said: “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”. 

Wendt added: “IFC did a great job on Antichrist and their »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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

25 May 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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IFC Films Acquires Lars von Trier’s Serial Killer Drama ‘The House That Jack Built’

25 May 2017 7:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

IFC Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Lars von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built,” a drama about a serial killer. The film stars Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough and Siobhan Fallon Hogan.

Read More: Lars von Trier Wants You to Know ‘The House That Jack Built’ Will Be His Most Brutal Film Ever

Set in the U.S. in the 1970s, “The House That Jack Built” follows Jack (Dillon) through a series of murders that define his development as a serial killer. “We experience the story from Jack’s point of view,” IFC said in a statement. “He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world.” The film marks von Trier’s first feature since 2013’s “Nymphomaniac.”

Lars von Trier is an unparalleled cinematic provocateur and one of the world’s great auteurs, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Lars Von Trier’s Serial Killer Movie ‘The House That Jack Built’ Lands at IFC Films

25 May 2017 7:14 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to director Lars Von Trier’s 1970s-set serial killer thriller “The House That Jack Built,” the company announced Thursday. The film stars Matt Dillon as a highly intelligent serial killer named Jack who views each murder as an artwork even though his  dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. The film follows five incidents from Jack’s point of view as law enforcement closes in on him. Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough and Siobhan Fallon Hogan also star. Also Read: Sony Classics Acquires Liam Neeson-Watergate Film 'The Silent Man »

- Thom Geier

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‘Dark/Web’ Series Adds Robert Davi, Hayley Marie Norman, Dora Madison

13 April 2017 6:31 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Robert Davi, Hayley Marie Norman, Dora Madison, Griffin Freeman, Cole Bernstein, Duane Shepard Sr. and Amin El Gamal have boarded forthcoming anthology thriller “Dark/Web,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The eight-part series deals with the horrors of the tech crazed world. Davi, Norman and Shepard star in a “Transplant” segment written and directed by Mario Miscione (“The Vault”) and centered on a terminally ill man in need of a heart transplant who turns to black market organ sales on the deep web run by an ethically challenged doctor (Davi). The heart saves his life, but the dark side effects that come with it lead to a search for its true owner.

Madison, Freeman, Bernstein, and Gamal star in a segment written and directed by Michael Nardelli, starring  Madison as a college freshman and aspiring screenwriter who sleeps with campus golden boy (Freeman), followed by rumors abounding across social media suggesting she’s contracted a horrific Std. As »

- Dave McNary

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‘Dark/Web’ Series Adds Robert Davi, Hayley Marie Norman, Dora Madison

13 April 2017 6:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert Davi, Hayley Marie Norman, Dora Madison, Griffin Freeman, Cole Bernstein, Duane Shepard Sr. and Amin El Gamal have boarded forthcoming anthology thriller “Dark/Web,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The eight-part series deals with the horrors of the tech crazed world. Davi, Norman and Shepard star in a “Transplant” segment written and directed by Mario Miscione (“The Vault”) and centered on a terminally ill man in need of a heart transplant who turns to black market organ sales on the deep web run by an ethically challenged doctor (Davi). The heart saves his life, but the dark side effects that come with it lead to a search for its true owner.

Madison, Freeman, Bernstein, and Gamal star in a segment written and directed by Michael Nardelli, starring  Madison as a college freshman and aspiring screenwriter who sleeps with campus golden boy (Freeman), followed by rumors abounding across social media suggesting »

- Dave McNary

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Going In Style Review

7 April 2017 5:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If Hollywood is really so keen on remaking 1979 crime comedy/drama Going in Style, then it’s easy to consider this new version to be something of a best-case scenario, at least in terms of its casting. While the original united George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as three senior citizens who decide to stage a bank robbery, the 2017 edition brings out three Academy Award-winning legends in Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin. But a film cannot live or die solely by the stars leading the charge, can it?

Going in Style certainly puts that question to the test. The three leading men bring their decades of experience to the screen with little effort, elevating the material with every second that each of them appears onscreen. Caine is essentially our protagonist here as Joe, the character who’s inspired to recoup his lost pension by robbing the bank where his money is held. »

- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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Going in Style movie review: pabulum and circuses

7 April 2017 11:54 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… Bland, tasteless entertainmentstuff intended to neither move nor offend, and succeeds as such. A sad pile of unfunny nothing that falls painfully flat. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I suddenly realized, while struggling to stay awake during the limp and unfunny Going in Style, that it seemed like forever ago that I first started seeing trailers for the film. Had its release been postponed after an initial marketing push, or was it just so uninspired and familiar that it merely felt as if I’d seen it all before?

Both, as it turns out: Style was original slated to open almost a year ago, in May 2016 (which means I probably saw trailers in late 2015), and it’s also such a stale wisp of a dustbunny that it barely stands out from its own background noise. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Review: ‘Going in Style’ is a Serviceable, Formulaic Remake

6 April 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Back before Martin Brest was placed into forced retirement post-Gigli, he had a run of comedy hits including Midnight Run and Beverly Hills Cop. The first of these studio pictures, however, was a heist flick starring eighty-year old George Burns, seventy-year old Lee Strasberg, and fifty-year old Art Carney as clean-nosed roommates inexplicably looking to rob a bank. The fun was in the preparation—a rejuvenated excitement in their lives. The drama came via a long, winding road of tragedy afterwards. So of course Warner Bros. thought about how they could cull together a twenty-first century trio of octogenarians to do the exact same thing. Have them decide to rob their own bank for revenge and ride into the sunset for a senior citizen Hell or High Water.

Well, the result isn’t quite that successful so don’t start handicapping Going in Style for any Oscar nominations just yet. »

- Jared Mobarak

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Lars von Trier Reveals ‘The House That Jack Built’ Could Be His Final Movie: ‘I Feel Like Sh*t’

10 March 2017 10:03 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s been quite a couple days for Lars von Trier. The infamous filmmaker began production on “The House That Jack Built” earlier this week in Bengtfors, Sweden, where he addressed members of the press to tease the brutal nature of the movie and confirm plans to return to the Cannes Film Festival. But none of that can compare to the bombshell von Trier dropped in regards to the future of his filmmaking career. According to a Deadline report from a press conference on set, the director’s new movie could actually be his last.

Read More: Lars von Trier Wants You to Know ‘The House That Jack Built’ Will Be His Most Brutal Film Ever

“I feel like sh*t,” von Trier told reporters. “I have so much anxiety. I think I’m getting too old for this. Just to work on the set and rush around with some actors, »

- Zack Sharf

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Lars von Trier Wants You to Know ‘The House That Jack Built’ Will Be His Most Brutal Film Ever

8 March 2017 7:59 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lars von Trier is finally back behind the camera for his first feature since “Nymphomaniac,” and we’re not sure whether we should be excited or flat out terrified, especially since the drama is about the coming of age of a serial killer. “The House that Jack Built,” which is set over 12 years and focuses on five key murders, is currently filming in Bengtfors, Sweden, and von Trier took some time to meet with press (via ScreenDaily) alongside stars Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman and producers Louise Vesth and Madeleine Ekman.

“I chose Matt and I chose Uma because they obviously can’t read,” von Trier said. He may have been using his trademark sarcasm, but it’s clear even the director knows this is going to be his most brutal movie to date, which is saying something coming from the man behind “Nymphomaniac,” “Breaking the Waves” and “Antichrist.”

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- Zack Sharf

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Lars von Trier talks Uma Thurman, serial killers and Cannes at first press conference since Nazi row

8 March 2017 5:36 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Set report: director and cast discuss Us-set drama The House That Jack Built during Tuesday 7 March press event.

”I chose Matt and I chose Uma because they obviously can’t read,” Lars von Trier says with the hint of a smile.

The Danish director is sitting in a village hall a few kilometres outside the town of Bengtfors in a snow-covered part of Sweden which is standing in for the state of Washington, where his next film, the serial killer-drama The House That Jack Built, is set.

Von Trier is flanked by Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman, two of the main actors in the film, and two of his producers, Louise Vesth from Zentropa and Madeleine Ekman, and they are faced by a large group of journalists, mostly from Scandinavia and some from the rest of Europe.

He continues: ”There were so many people we sent the script to, who said they would do anything to work »

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Uma Thurman joins the cast of Lars Von Trier’s serial killer thriller The House That Jack Built

7 March 2017 1:18 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The latest effort from maverick filmmaker Lars Von Trier has cast actress Uma Thurman as a co-star.

The film titled The House That Jack Built is headlined by Matt Dillon as a serial killer and now Thurman has joined proceedings too, reuniting with her Nymphomaniac director.

This much anticipated thriller by the director of Melancholia, has also signed on Siobhan Fallon Hogan to the cast, which also includes Bruno Ganz, Riley Keough and Sofie Gråbøl.

As reported by Variety, producer of the film Louise Vesth said about the coming together of Thurman and Von Trier, “(Thurman) and Lars first worked together on Nymphomaniac and complimented each other in an exceptional way; I can’t wait to see which character they’ll create together this time”.

Von Trier is certainly an auteur, playing by no one’s rules but his own. His films have confounded, delighted and perplexed fans over the years, »

- Samuel Brace

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Lars Von Trier Thriller The House That Jack Built Casts Uma Thurman And Siobhan Fallon Hogan

7 March 2017 6:41 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Brick by brick, Lars von Trier thriller The House that Jack Built is fast beginning to take shape.

Originally pitched as a TV series, the Danish auteur (Melancholia, Nymphomaniac) has re-engineered his murder mystery to be an ambitious, decade-spanning drama centering on Matt Dillon’s twisted serial killer. Wanting nothing more than to finish his self-proclaimed, and no doubt horrifying, masterpiece, Jack spends much of his life in the shadows, eluding capture all throughout the ’70s and ’80s. To date, von Trier has recruited Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Sofie Gråbøl and Riley Keough (The Girlfriend Experience, Logan Lucky) to the cause, and Deadline now brings word of two new additions: Uma Thurman and Siobhan Fallon Hogan.

Both actresses have worked with the provocative filmmaker in the past; Thurman recently had a role in the two-part saga Nymphomaniac, whereas Hogan worked under von Trier on both Dancer in the Dark and Dogville. »

- Michael Briers

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Uma Thurman Reteams With Lars von Trier For ‘The House That Jack Built,’ Official Synopsis Revealed

7 March 2017 6:24 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Lars von Trier is making a serial killer movie with “The House That Jack Built,” and has found two victims who will fall at the hands of Matt Dillon.

Uma Thurman, who first worked with the filmmaker on his previous effort, “Nymphomaniac,” is reteaming with him here, along with Siobhan Fallon Hogan, who has appeared in von Trier’s “Dancer In The Dark” and “Dogville.” They join the ensemble which also includes Riley Keough, Sofie Gråbøl and Bruno Ganz, in the ’70s and ’80s set story about a serial killer on the run.

Continue reading Uma Thurman Reteams With Lars von Trier For ‘The House That Jack Built,’ Official Synopsis Revealed at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Uma Thurman & Siobhan Fallon Hogan Join Lars Von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’

7 March 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Uma Thurman and Siobhan Fallon Hogan are reuniting with Danish helmer Lars Von Trier for his upcoming feature The House That Jack Built. Thurman and Hogan join the rank of unfortunate women who encounter serial killer Jack, played by Matt Dillon, in the film which also stars Riley Keough, Sofie Gråbøl and Bruno Ganz. Both Thurman and Hogan have previously worked with Von Trier with Thurman most recently playing Ms H in Nymphomaniac and Hogan starring in Trier's Dancer in t… »

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Uma Thurman Reteams With Lars von Trier for ‘The House That Jack Built’

7 March 2017 5:48 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Even if you didn’t see Lars von Trier‘s 241-minute (or 325-minute) two-part Nymphomaniac, there’s a strong chance you witnessed at least part of Uma Thurman‘s performance (courtesy of the above still or the below clip) in the film’s most beautifully awkward scene, surrounding a “whoring bed.” She’ll now get her chance to re-enter the world of Lars von Trier as she’s joined his serial killer drama The House That Jack Built.

As reported by ZentropaSiobhan Fallon Hogan (Dancer in the Dark, Dogville) will also be re-teaming with von Trier, with both actors playing women who come across the violent path of the lead. Spanning 12 years and following Matt Dillon in the lead role as we see his character’s presumably brutal murders, the film also stars Bruno Ganz, Riley Keough, and Sofia Grabol. The film will be split into “five incidents” (aka »

- Jordan Raup

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Uma Thurman Boards Lars Von Trier's Serial Killer Thriller

7 March 2017 5:41 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Uma Thurman is re-teaming with Lars von Trier for his upcoming thriller The House That Jack Built.

The actress, who first worked with the Danish director on his last feature, Nymphomaniac, joins Siobhan Fallon Hogan (von Trier's Dancer in the Dark, Dogville) among the ranks of unfortunate women who encounter serial killer Jack, played by Matt Dillon. Riley Keough, Sofie Grabol and Bruno Ganz also star. 

"With these two fantastic actresses, the main cast is now in place, and we are ready to shoot – and kill," said Zentropa producer Louise Vesth. "Uma and Lars first worked together on Nymphomaniac and »

- Alex Ritman

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