With his newly-minted status as the next Lex Luthor, those fearing that Jesse Eisenberg will ditch his affection for independent features in favor of mainstream tentpoles can rest easy. While we imagine much of his year will be taken up by shooting Batman vs. Superman, we can add another film to his slate, one that’s actually highly-anticipated around these parts.
After financing fell apart late last summer, things are back on for the English-language debut from Joachim Trier, the Norwegian director behind the stellar Reprise and Oslo, August 31st. CineEuropa reports that a sincere thanks goes to Arte France Cinéma, who have come aboard to help finance Louder Than Bombs, which is co-scripted by Eskil Vogt (Blind, and frequent Trier collaborator), with a shoot expected to kick off this fall.
Toplined by a cast also including Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne, the film, which has no relation to The Smiths, follows a husband (Byrne) and two sons (one being Eisenberg) looking back at the career of their wife and mother, respectively. Huppert will be playing the famous war photographer who died three years prior and “an unsettling secret from her past” is revealed. Eisenberg, meanwhile, can be seen in The Double and Night Moves, both arriving in the first half of the year.
Are you looking forward to Louder Than Bombs?