Lars von Trier's upcoming movie seems tailor-made to ignite the ire of the #MeToo era. The House That Jack Built stars Matt Dillon as a serial killer who recites platitudes about how each of his crimes are akin to a piece of art, all while mutilating and murdering women in increasingly gruesome ways. It's the kind of provocative content that's no surprise to see from the director of Nymphomaniac, Melancholia, and Antichrist, who was outright banned from setting foot on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet for six years after making some ill-advised comments about Hitler at a press conference.
Earlier this year, he returned to the festival, his new psychological horror movie having charmed the jury members into ending his exile -- though critics were significantly less enthused. With a series of new posters for the movie, The House That Jack Built leans into the controversy while contorting its cast into a series of increasingly uncomfortable yoga positions and tied up with what seems to be wire fencing.
Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, and Riley Keough round out the list of victims (uhh, spoiler alert), referred to as "Incidents" 1, 2, 3, and 4, and Bruno Ganz appears as Jack's mysterious companion "Verge."