The House That Jack Built follows the evolution of serial killer Jack (Matt Dillon) over 12 years, and how he approaches each murder as a work of art. As the net closes in around him, he starts taking greater and greater risks to create his masterpiece.
Sofie Gråbøl, who won Best Supporting Actress at the Robert Awards last week for her role in The Day Will Come, will play a character currently described as a woman who Jack “becomes acquainted with”.
Filming begins with two months in and around Trollhättan, Sweden before moving on to Copenhagen in May. This marks the first time since Dancer in the Dark (2000) that Lars von Trier has taken an international production to Denmark.
The theatrical release for The House That Jack Built is slated for 2018.