Lars von Trier is set to shoot his new feature film The House That Jack Built over two years, Zentropa producer Louise Vesth confirmed at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend.
She confirmed that the film will take a long time as it plans to shoot in Sweden this year and Copenhagen next year. The reasoning, she says, is because he wants to be able to change the script in between, much like Nymphomaniac’s digressions.
The film is about a serial killer named Jack, who we follow over ten years and get to experience the way he gets into killings. The audience will follow his murders where he’s taking more and more chances because he wants to make the perfect piece of art.
The House That Jack Built is currently casting both American and European actors. The Swedish portion of the shoot will be during autumn in the Film Vast area of Western Sweden, and the 2017 portion will be shot in the Danish capital Copenhagen. Apparently Trier wanted to set the film in the state of Washington, and like Dancer in the Dark he wants to find a location in West Sweden that looks like America.
No release date for the film has been announced.