Transplanted Brit writer-director Bernard Rose and Hollywood scion Danny Huston have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship. Casting Huston in “IVANSXTC,” a llittle-seen 2002 success d’estime that in many ways presaged the indie digital age, jumpstarted the would-be director’s career as an actor. Huston keeps coming back for more, because with Rose he winds up doing his best acting.
Danny Huston is a fan of Montreal’s World Film Festival (FFM). The American actor was here last year in support of Eran Riklis’s movie Playoff. He returns with Bernard Rose’s Two Jacks, accompanied by his nephew Jack, who stars alongside him, as well as the film’s producer, Julia Verdin.
“I really enjoyed the festival last year and I’m happy to be returning,” Huston said in a statement.
Festival founder Serge Losique called the Hustons “one of the great dynasties of American cinema; (they) have given us great films for four generations.”
American film star Danny Huston and his nephew Jack will attend the Montreal World Film Festival for the premiere of Two Jacks directed by Bernard Rose. They will be accompanied by the film’s producer Julia Verdin. In 2011 at the MWFF Huston won best actor for his role in Eran Riklis’ Playoff. “I really enjoyed the Festival last year and I’m happy to be returning with Two Jacks,” said Huston.
“One of the great dynasties of American cinema, the Hustons have given us great films for four generations, beginning with Walter Huston before WWII, then his son the incomparable John, his children Danny and Anjelica, and now Danny’s nephew Jack carries on the tradition.” said MWFF president Serge Losique.
The Canadian fest also named Gretta Scacchi as the head of the main jury, which will also judge works by Claude Gagnon, Yasuo Furuhata and Spain’s Patricia Ferreira.
TORONTO – The Sienna Miller andBilly Zane-starring indie Two Jacks, by U.S. director Bernard Rose, is to screen in compétition at the Montreal World Film Festival.
Montreal organizers on Tuesday also named Gretta Scacchi as the head of the festival jury, which will screen in all 17 competition titles.
Rose’s Two Jacks, which also stars Danny Huston, Jacqueline Bisset and Jack Huston, is a contemporary adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy short story Two Hussars, and portrays two generations of a Hollywood filmmaking family.