Lars von Trier Jack the Ripper Movie

Over the past decade, Matt Dillon has made plenty of movies that no one really cared about. Old Dogs, Armored, Takers, Pawn Shop Chronicles and The Art of the Steal have all featured Matt Dillon, and they’re all movies that you either forgot about or never knew existed to begin with. However, with a key role on the popular Fox series Wayward Pines, the career of Matt Dillon has had a bit of a resurgence, and now Lars von Trier will try to help that along.

Matt Dillon has been set to play London’s notorious notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper in The House That Jack Built, a film from Nymphomaniac and Antichrist director Lars von Trier following the murderer’s development over 12 years. Read More »

Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier has yet to announce his big-screen follow-up to his five-hour, two-part sex epic Nymphomaniac. In the meantime, though, he’s got something else cooking. As we reported last year, he’s working on a new TV series called The House That Jack Built.

At the time, we knew only that it was supposed to be “without precedent,” whatever that meant. Now some more concrete details have emerged on the story and structure. Get the latest on the Lars von Trier TV show after the jump.  Read More »

new Lars von Trier TV series

How does Lars von Trier follow the Nymphomaniac films? As it turns out, he’ll go back to television. Trier has done TV before, of course, with the very weird and rather excellent Riget. That show, introduced by Trier himself as seen above, was released as two mini-series in 1994 and 1997. (A third part was planned but never shot, thanks to the death of actor Ernst-Hugo Järegård.) Riget was a smash hit in Denmark and made its way around the world, often under the title The Kingdom. Stephen King even produced a US remake, called Kingdom Hospital.

Now there’s a new Lars von Trier TV series in the works, an English-language show called The House That Jack Built. The writer/director isn’t talking about it, but his producers are talking, and one says that it will be “without precedent.” Read More »