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Lars von Trier will make an English-language TV show with a “huge cast”

Lars von Trier was in Venice, screening the director’s cut of his Nymphomaniac films, when he “appeared” on a panel with Stellan Skarsgard and producer Louise Vesth. The Danish filmmaker Skyped in and didn’t answer questions directly, keeping the promise he made after that whole Nazi debacle a few years ago. Instead, Skarsgard would call Trier on his cell phone, translate the question into Danish, then relay his director’s answers. In doing this, Trier made no official announcements, though he did divulge that he “know[s] everything about women.”

Later in the conference, Vesth used the panel as a platform to announce Trier’s next project: an English-language television series. “He wants a huge cast and from what I heard I’m sure that it will be something that you have never seen before and you will definitely never see it again,” Vesth said. Though details remain a mystery, Deadline has since revealed that the series will be entitled The House That Jack Built, with shooting slated to begin in 2016 after Trier pens the script this fall.

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