Uma Thurman joins Lars von Trier serial killer drama The House That Jack Built
Uma Thurman is again joining forces with one of the cinema’s foremost provocateurs.
EW has confirmed the Oscar-nominated actress has joined the cast of Lars von Trier’s upcoming serial killer thriller The House That Jack Built, currently slated for release in 2018.
The collaboration marks the second time the actress-filmmaker duo has worked together, following Thurman’s supporting turn as Mrs. H in the director’s two-part psychosexual drama Nymphomaniac.
According to Variety, Thurman boards the English-language film alongside Siobhan Fallon Hogan — who previously starred in the Danish auteur’s films Dancer in the Dark and Dogville — among a growing cast that already includes Matt Dillon as the murderous, titular character who, over the course of 12 years, hones his skills across multiple murders that define the development of his craft. Riley Keough, Sofie Gråbøl, and Bruno Ganz also star.
Deadline indicates Thurman and Hogan will play “unfortunate women” who encounter Dillon’s character during his killing spree.
“(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,” Louise Vesth, who’s producing the film for von Trier’s Zentropa label, told Variety.
The House That Jack Built reportedly begins filming in Trollhättan, Sweden in March, and later move to Copenhagen, Denmark in May.