Norwegian director Joachim Trier, known for 2011 drama “Oslo, August 31st”, is set to make his English language directorial debut on family drama “Louder Than Bombs” and he’s recruited Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne and Jesse Eisenberg to star in it.
Set to shoot this fall in the US and Germany, the film revolves around a late wartime photographer (Huppert) and the family she left behind. Three years after her death, on the eve of a retrospective of her work, her husband (Byrne) and two sons (Eisenberg being one of them) discover an unsettling secret from her past. Trier says his film, which he also co-wrote with long-time collaborator Eskil Vogt, “is a character-driven piece so I am obviously thrilled to have such incredible actors working with me on this. Isabelle, Jesse, and Gabriel are all actors I have wanted to work with for a long time, so having them play together as one family feels remarkable.”
Eisenberg, who earned an Oscar nomination for David Fincher’s “The Social Network”, was last seen in Woody Allen’s “To Rome with Love” and will next appear in magician heist thriller “Now You See Me.” He’s also wrapped shooting on Dostoyevsky adaptation “The Double” with Mia Wasikowska and eco-terrorist thriller “Night Moves” with Dakota Fanning.