4 cast members join ‘Two Jacks’

By ANDREW STEWART

Billy Zane and Jack Huston have joined the cast of indie pic “Two Jacks.”Jamie Harris and Richard Portnow have also boarded the project, which stars Sienna Miller and Danny Huston.Feature adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy-penned short story “Two Hussars” centers on two generations of the Hollywood-based Hussar family, namely, the father Jack (Danny Huston) and his son played by Huston’s real-life nephew Jack.

“Two Jacks” was adapted by Bernard Rose, who is directing. He previously helmed 1997′s Sophie Marceau-Sean Bean rendition of “Anna Karenina.”

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Hollywood Today: JULIA VERDIN STACKS THE DECK

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.

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Tricoast to sell Tolstoy adaptation Two Jacks

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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Julia Verdin – The Producer to Watch and One of Britain’s Most Interesting and Prolific Talents in Film

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.

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IMDb Review – 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.

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IMDb Review – Two Jacks

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.

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Indiewire: Bernard Rose Talks ‘Boxing Day,’ Third in Danny Huston Tolstoy Series, Starts Shooting ‘Paganini’

‘Boxing Day’

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.

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