Who’d have thought a movie inspired by Donald Trump would celebrate the idea that life is evil? Oh, um, everyone…
Celebrated Danish director Lars Von Trier has publicly announced that his latest film The House that Jack Built is partly inspired by the US president.
It’s a massive middle finger up to the prez, as the film is about a serial killer and, in the words of Von Trier, will celebrate “the idea that life is evil and soulless, which is sadly proven by the recent rise of the Homo trumpus – the rat king.”
The film is set in Washington in the 1970s and ’80s, and follows 12 years of a highly intelligent serial killer’s life. Apparently, it draws a number of parallels to Trump’s rise as well.
The film will star Matt Dillon, Riley Keough and Bruno Ganz, and will be begin filming in Sweden in March. It is expected to come out some time in 2018.
Reality star-turned president Trump is used to having his life depicted on screen, but probably never in the context of his rise to power as a metaphor that the world is evil…