As he prepares to make his new movie, Danish director and all round cinematic troublemaker Lars von Trier (Melancholia) is adding two people who have form in his films. News arrives via Deadline that Uma Thurman (Nymphomaniac: Vol. I ) and Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Dogville) are both on board The House That Jack Built.
Matt Dillon (Crash) is playing the titular Jack, whose name may not be followed by The Ripper but he is certainly cut from a similar cloth. The film's story follows the frighteningly intelligent (and downright frightening) Jack across 12 years and zeroes in on five incidents that shaped his development as a serial killer. He is a man who sees each of his murders of a work of art, even as his social dysfunction makes interacting with the outside world a problem.
As the police start to close in, he becomes set on taking greater risks. Thurman and Hogan are set to play two women who cross paths with Jack, joining a cast that already includes Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road), Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing) and Bruno Ganz (Downfall).
Von Trier, who originally planned the idea as a TV series, is kicking off shooting this month in Sweden and will follow that with a stint in Denmark in May.