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Uma Thurman joins Lars Von Trier's serial killer thriller

Uma Thurman in Prime

Story by Jack Foley

UMA Thurman is re-teaming with Lars von Trier for his new thriller The House That Jack Built.

The actress, who first worked with the notorious Danish director on his last feature, Nymphomaniac, joins Siobhan Fallon Hogan (von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark, Dogville) as two of the unfortunate women who encounter serial killer Jack, played by Matt Dillon.

Riley Keough, Sofie Grabol and Bruno Ganz also star.

Set in America during the 1970s, the story follows Jack as he moves through five incidents and murders that define his development as a serial killer.

Jack views each murder as an artwork – but has problems coping beyond that realm in the outside world.

It means that while he knows he will eventually be caught by the police, he becomes set on taking greater and greater chances.

Shooting on The House That Jack Built is due to begin in Trollhattan, Sweden later this month (March) before moving to Copenhagen in May.

Commenting on the latest cast additions, Zentropa producer Louise Vesth said: “With these two fantastic actresses, the main cast is now in place, and we are ready to shoot – and kill.

“Uma and Lars first worked together on Nymphomaniac and complemented each other in an exceptional way; I can’t wait to see which character they’ll create together this time.

“Lars has had Siobhan in mind from a very early stage for one of the female parts, and it is an honour for us to welcome her back on set since her appearance in Dogville and Dancer in the Dark.”

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