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.
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.
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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.