Riley Keough and Sofie Gråbøl join Matt

Dillon and Bruno Ganz in Lars von Trier´s upcoming feature, THE HOUSE THAT JACK

BUILT. Shootings in Copenhagen will take place in May. 


Copenhagen Film Fund and Zentropa announced

today that Golden Globe nominated Riley Keough and Danish actress Sofie Gråbøl

is to star in Lars von Trier´s upcoming feature, THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT.

Keough and Gråbøl will play two of the women who cross paths with serial killer

Jack, played by Matt Dillon.

Besides Matt Dillon, Riley Keough and Sofie

Gråbøl, Bruno Ganz is to join in the role as Verge. Shooting will begin in

Trollhättan, Sweden in March and move on to Copenhagen in May.


Lars von Trier returns home 

For the first time since Dancer in the Dark

(2000), Lars von Trier is shooting an international film in Denmark. Copenhagen

Film Fund has contributed with 1.08 million Euros to help make it possible for

Zentropa to shoot in Copenhagen.


CEO of Copenhagen Film Fund, Thomas Gammeltoft


“Copenhagen Film Fund is incredibly proud that

Lars von Trier will be shooting parts of his upcoming feature in Copenhagen,

Denmark after shooting abroad for years. Besides that, it is always exciting to

see that Lars is able to attract high profile actors from all around the world,

who all see it as an opportunity to grow and a privilege to work closely with

him. We will do our best to make sure they have an amazing stay in Copenhagen

and we are most proud to be able to contribute to the making of this major




Riley Keough

Riley Keough has been in the spotlight in

Hollywood for some time. Her acting career has evolved quickly and most

recently she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Steven

Sotherbergh´s tv-series, The Girlfriend Experience (2016). Furthermore, she

starred in the major box office smash, Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), which won 6

Oscars in 2016. 

Her prior feature films include, American

Honey, starring Shia LaBeouf from 2016; Magic Mike (2012) where she appeared

alongside Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey; The Runaways (2010) with

Kristin Steward and Dakota Fanning 


Sofie Gråbøl

Highly acclaimed Danish actress Sofie Gråbøl

made her international breakthrough in the role as detective Sarah Lund in the

tv-series, The Killing (2012), which earned her a BAFTA award for Best Actress

and a nomination for Best Actress at the Emmy Awards. Gråbøl is a major factor

in the international Nordic Noir success. In 2015 she played a leading role in

British tv-series, Fortitude, and her most recent feature, the Zentropa

produced, THE DAY WILL COME (2016) secured her a Robert Award for Best

Supporting Actress last week.


THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILTS takes place in 1970s

USA. We follow the highly intelligent Jack through 5 incidents 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. He views each murder as an

artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the

outside world. Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police

intervention is drawing ever near (which both provokes and puts pressure on

Jack) he is - contrary to all logic - set on taking greater and greater


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 in-depth explanations of, for Jack,

dangerous and difficult manoeuvres.



THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT has already been sold

to several territories, including UK and Ireland (Curzon Artificial Eye),

Germany, Austria (Telemünchen), France (Films Du Losanges), Latin America

(California Filmes), Benelux (September film), Greece (Seven Films), Portugal

(Leopardo filmes), Israel (Shani Film), Middle East (Falcon Films), China (DD

Dream), Hong Kong (Sundream), South Korea (Atnine Film), Russia/CIS (Russian

World Vision), Poland (Gutek), Hungary (Vertigo Media), Taiwan (Moviecloud),

Former Yugoslavia (Cinemania group), Czech Republic (Aero film), Bulgaria (Euro

Films), Romania (Independenta Film 97) and Baltic States (Estin Film).


THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT is produced by Louise

Vesth for Zentropa Group in co-production with Film i Väst, Copenhagen Film

Fund, Slot Machine, with support from Danish Film Institute, Swedish Film

Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, CNC, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW,

Eurimages, The Media Programme of the European Union, and in cooperation with

DR, Nordisk Film Distribution, Concorde Filmverleih, Potemkine, Les Films du

Losange, SVT. 


Nordic distribution through Nordisk Film.

TrustNordisk handles international sales.


About Copenhagen Film Fund

Copenhagen and its surrounding area have

everything that is needed to become a European film capital; a beautiful and

diverse setting, a film business with world class technicians and

facilities, a strong infrastructure, a high level of service, and right now

some of the best directors, screenwriters and directors of  photography in the world. The past four years

the fund has invested in international features and TV-series, such

as, The King´s Choice, The Danish Girl, The Bridge season III and IV,

Wallander, The Team and Norwegian disaster movie The Wave.