Lars Von Trier has cast the always-terrific Matt Dillon in his 15th film "The House That Jack Built." Dillon will share leading man duties with Bruno Ganz. These two equally matched actors will film Von Trier's in Trollhättan, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark.
Von Trier describes the film as follows, "USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and are introduced to 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. Along the way we experience Jack's descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge - a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations. The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, yet presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale."
Although unconfirmed, it seems likely that Ganz will play the serial killer, but it may very well be the younger Dillon who dons the mask of the '70s era psychopath. Jack the Ripper is getting some serious competition.
FilmStruck has launched. This streaming collaboration between Kino Lorber, Criterion, and Turner Classic Movies is every film-lovers dream. This is going to be HUGE I tell ya!
Nothing in modern music comes close to the excitement of Iggy Pop at the height of is powers. Here is a perfect example of what I mean. "Eat or be eaten, beat or be beaten." Check out this amazing performance. You can eat it with a spoon.
In the coming months we can all look back at this sketch for some laughs that we will sorely need for the certain hell that will be the next four years in America. Regardless of which of these detestable pieces of human detritus wins the election, America's 99% is screwed.
Releasing on October 21, 2016, Tom Cruise's second outing as Jack Reacher (a character who would have been more appropriately cast with Michael Shannon) is Hollywood bread-and-butter. With 2016 serving as yet another diminishing year for quality films from H'Wood, "JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK" should be good enough for a revisit to the Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) franchise.