New York Times: A Gene That Doesn’t Recede ‘2 Jacks,’ a Satire of Hollywood Machinations


Published: October 17, 2013

With a cocked eyebrow and a sly grin that with a slight curl of a lip can turn into a nasty scowl, Danny Huston portrays Jack Hussar, a reasonable facsimile of his father, the famed director John Huston, in “2 Jacks.” Depending on your perspective, this satirical comedy about Hollywood nepotism and wheeling and dealing, adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s early short novel “Two Hussars,” is either a son’s revenge or a tribute.

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Broadway 2 JACKS Starring Jack Huston & Sienna Miller Arrives in US Theaters 10/18

 * * * Breaking Glass Pictures is pleased to announce the October 18th theatrical release of Bernard Rose’s 2 Jacks, starring Sienna Miller (The Girl, Stardust, Factory Girl), Jack Huston (HBO’s hit series “Boardwalk Empire”, Kill Your Darlings), Danny Huston (Starz’s “Magic City”, The Aviator, Children of Men) and Jacqueline Bisset (Casino Royale, Airport, Bullitt, “Nip/Tuck”). Julia Verdin of Rough Diamond Productions produced the film.
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Indiewire: ’2 Jacks’ Picked Up by Breaking Glass Pictures; Eyes Late 2013 Release



Bernard Rose’s fourth film adaptation of a Leo Tolstoy work has found a distributor in the United States. “2 Jacks” — starring Sienna Miller and Danny Huston — has been picked up for release by Breaking Glass Pictures for a fourth quarter of 2013 release. Negotiations began at the Cannes Film Festival for the modern drama based on Tolstoy’s short story, “The Two Hussars.” Rose previously directed “The Kreutzer Sonata,” “Ivansxtc,” and a 1997 version of “Anna Karenina” — all based on Tolstoy novels and all featuring the acting talents of Danny Huston.

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4 cast members join ‘Two Jacks’


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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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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