Producer Julia Verdin may have scored a winning hand for her newest film Two Jacks, currently filming in LA. Verdin (Stander, Merchants of Venice) is collaborating with Director Bernard Rose (Immortal Beloved, Mr. Nice) on the indie drama based on Leo Tolstoy’s short story “The Two Hussars.” Sienna Miller, Jack Huston, and Danny Huston star in the film, along with Green Hornet’s Jamie Harris, Billy Zane, Jacqueline Bisset and Richard Portnow (Law Abiding Citizen) who recently joined the cast.
“This is a dream project, we’re thrilled to have Sienna Miller on board, she was our first choice for the role of beautiful ‘Diana’ and she could not be more perfect. It’s wonderful to finally get a chance to work with longtime friend Bernard Rose, and amazing actors Danny Huston and Jack Huston also longtime friends.
And now, indie drama with quite interesting cast!
Yeah, we’re here to have a little chat about Two Jacks, an upcoming project based on Leo Tolstoy short story The Two Hussars, which Bernard Rose has adapted and is directing.
And that’s not all!
Tricoast Worldwide is selling Two Jacks starring Danny Huston, Sienna Miller, Jack Huston, Billy Zane and Jacqueline Bisset.
Julia Verdin is producing the adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s short story Two Hussars, which centres on a young filmmaker who follows in the footsteps of his womanising father.
Bernard Rose is directing Two Jacks and the production is being funded privately.
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By Meagan Sargent
Director Bernard Rose, Danny Huston, producer Julia Verdin, Richard Portnow, Jamie Harries – on set at the Bar Lubitsch
Julia Verdin is the producer of ‘Two Jacks‘. Recently one of our favorite films at the Hollywood Film Festival, ‘Two Jacks‘ is a film that encompasses many themes and is sure to be a favorite on the festival circuit.
TWO JACKS has been selected as part of the official selection of The Hollywood Film Festival. Don’t forget to see it!
Date: Sunday, October 21
Location: The Arclight Cinemas, Hollywood
Tickets: Available on http://www.arclightcinemas.com
Two Jacks Starring Sienna Miller, Danny Huston, Jack Huston an Audience Favorite at Montreal World Film Festival
By JJ Marise
Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Julia Verdin at Montreal World Film Festival panel for Two Jacks
A film about love, lost memories, and living up to expectations. Bernard Rose’s ‘Two Jacks’, starring Dany Huston, Jack Huston, and Sienna miller, is an indie comedy drama based on Leo Tolstoy’s iconic short story Two Hussars. It is the tale of legendary film director Jack Hussar (Danny Huston) who returns to Hollywood after a lengthy absence, looking to finance a new project. His return to the scene is met with awe and excitement. In a series of wild adventures, he hits the bottle, seduces a beautiful woman (Sienna Miller) and fights with studio execs, winning the money he needs in a poker game. Twenty years down the line, the filmmakers son (Jack Huston) comes to town to make his directorial debut amid curiosity as to whether he’s inherited his fathers gift.
Director Bernard Rose teams up with Danny Huston for their third Tolstoy adaptation following Ivans XTC(2003) and The Kreutzer Sonata(2008) in the indie comedy drama: Two Jacks. Based on the short story of The Two Hussars, it is the tale of . Legendary film director Jack Hussar returns to Hollywood after a long absence looking to finance for his next film. He drinks freely, attends glamorous parties, romances beautiful Diana and wins his financing in a poker game. Years later, his son arrives in Hollywood to make his directorial debut, and it is clear that he aspires to live up to his father’s reputation.
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.