Lars Von Trier Casts Matt Dillon as a Serial Killer in His Next Movie
Director Lars von Trier (Antichrist, Melancholia, Nymphomaniac) has found his next movie, and he's cast Matt Dillon (Wayward Pines) as his lead actor alongside Bruno Ganz, who's probably best known for playing Adolf Hitler in the often-memed 2004 movie Downfall. Deadline has the description of the film:
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.
The idea of a serial killer who thinks his kills are artwork is nothing new, and the concept has even bled onto network television with Bryan Fuller's now-cancelled Hannibal. But von Trier is known for his ability to get a rise out of people with his films, and I'm guessing he has some big plans in mind to separate this from some of the more pedestrian stuff we've seen over the past few years. I wouldn't be surprised if he tries to shock us with the level of violence he puts on display here, so prepare yourselves for something intense when this one eventually comes out.