Swedish director Lukas Moodysson is to begin work later this year on Mammoth, his first English-language feature.

The film (which is being pre-sold in Cannes by Trust Film Sales) marks Moodysson's return to 'a more narrative style' in the vein of Together and Lilya 4-Ever after his recent experimental movies Container and A Hole In My Heart.

Mammoth is also Moodysson's most ambitious project yet. The shoot will take place in New York, Thailand, The Philippines and Sweden.

The film revolves around successful New York couple Tom and Ellen, their eight-year-old daughter and their Filipino nanny, Gloria. On a business trip to Thailand, Tom realises that he wants to change his life. His decision sets in motion a dramatic chain of events.

'The aim is to tell this story in a moving, entertaining, big-hearted way,' producer Lars Jonsson of Memfis Film commented. The cast will be announced later this summer with principal photography due to begin in October.

A Swedish/German/Danish co-production, mammoth will be produced by Memfis Film in co-production with Zentropa. Confirmed financiers are Film I Väst, SVT, TV2 Denmark, Swedish Filminstitute, Danish Filminstitute and Nordic Film & TV Fund.