BRIT FLICK - TWO JACKS PREEMS AT HFF
Produced by: Julia Verdin (The Merchant of Venice, Stander) - http://www.juliaverdin.com
Directed by: Bernard Rose (Candy Man, Immortal Beloved, Ivansxtc, Mr. Nice)
Long standing Brits in LA member Julia Verdin and her Rough Diamond Productions delivers us a sparkle of a movie starring a bevvy of British talent -
Two jacks starring Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston and Magic City's
Danny Huston, the Factory Girl, Sienna Miller's latest indie movie, Two Jacks,
a fast-paced, glamorous and romantic vision of Hollywood now and then,
will be screened at The Hollywood Film Festival as part of their 2012
Two Jacks is a modern adaptation of a short story, Two Hussars, of Leo Tolstoy,
considered by many the greatest novelist of the world who ever lived. The story is a
Tolstoy tale that's message still carries resonance today.
Legendary film director Jack Hussar (Danny Huston), notorious gambler and
womanizer, returns to Hollywood to raise financing for his next film. During a
whirlwind night on the town, Jack hits some wild industry parties, seduces the
stunning Diana (Sienna Miller), and narrowly escapes a brush with the law,
before playing a high-stakes poker game at dawn. Years later, Jack Hussar Jr.
(Jack Huston) arrives in Hollywood for his directorial debut, and Diana
(now played by Jacqueline Bisset) finds her daughter falling for her former lover’s
son. As Jack Jr. struggles to follow in the footsteps of his famous father, he l
earns the hard way the importance of being his authentic self.
Two Jacks is director Bernard Rose's fourth film based on a Tolstoy story,
bringing as always Rose's individual, unique stamp to filmmaking. This is
Danny Huston's fourth movie with Bernard Rose and he gives one of his best
performances yet. Audiences, who have seen the film at various film festivals,
have commented on similarities between Huston's character in Two Jacks, Jack
Hussar and his real father, legendary actor John Huston.
It is also Danny Huston and nephew Jack Huston's first movie together and they
were both thrilled to finally find a project with perfect roles for both of them.
Two Jacks is made and funded by the filmmakers itself. Many of its cast is coming
from Hollywood royalty. Along with Jack Huston, Danny Huston, and Sienna Miller, Hollywood star Jacqueline Bisset, Billy Zane, Izabelle Miko, Lydia Hearst and Jamie
Harris are also part of the Two Jacks cast.
The film will be screened at the Arcligh Hollywood on Sunday, October 21st with
attendance of some of its stars and filmmakers.