Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert star, Memento sells.

Joachim Trier’s English-language debut Louder Than Bombs has started production in New York.

Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert, Amy Ryan, David Stathairn and Devin McKenzie star.

The film follows Gene (Byrne) and his two sons (Eisenberg and Druid) struggling to cope with the death of Gene’s wife (Huppert), an internationally celebrated photographer.

The script was co-written by Eskil Vogt - who recently directed festival favorite Blind - and Trier. 

The pair collaborated on Trier’s two previous films Oslo, August 31st and Reprise.

Producers are Motlys’ Thomas Robsahm and Memento Film’s Alexandre Mallet-Guy. On the US side, producers include Animal Kingdom’s Joshua Astrachan, Beachside Film’s Marc Turtletaub, and Bona Fide’s Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa.

Executive producers include Sigve Endresen, Frederick W. Green, Michael B. Clark, Emilie Georges, Nicholas Shumaker, Naima Abed, Trier, and Vogt.

The film is a Norwegian-French-Danish co-production between Motlys, Memento Films Production, and Nimbus Film. It has received support from the Norwegian Film Institute, the Nordic Film & TV Fund, Eurimages, Arte France Cinema, Canal Plus, the CNC, and the Danish Film Institute. 

Svensk Filmindustri holds Norwegian and Danish rights. TriAart will handle theatrical in Sweden. Cmore holds Pay TV rights for Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. Free TV for Norway is licensed to NRK with DR taking it in Denmark.

Memento Films Distribution will distribute in France. The film has also sold to Benelux, Greece, Israel, ex-Yugoslavia, Turkey, Taiwan, and the Middle East.

Memento Films International is brokering international rights. They will team with UTA and CAA for the North American sale.