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Joachim Trier's 'Louder Than Bombs' Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert & Gabriel Byrne Is Back On

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 5, 2014 9:01 AM
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Things are looking up for Jesse Eisenberg. Last week saw “The Social Network” star cast as Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s increasingly odd “Batman Vs. Superman”—or whatever it ends up being called—and this week sees one of his projects come back from the dead.

Bummer: Joachim Trier's 'Louder Than Bombs' Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert & Gabriel Byrne Scrapped

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2013 5:39 PM
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Well, here's a bit of bummer news, particularly for those who are fans of Joachim Trier and are aching to see what the talented filmmaker does next. The director behind "Reprise" and "Oslo, August 31st" had been busy preparing what would be his biggest movie yet, an English language film entitled "Louder Than Bombs" featuring a great cast — Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Bryne — with plans to shoot this fall. But alas, it's not to be...

Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert & Gabriel Byrne To Star In Joachim Trier's 'Louder Than Bombs'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2013 9:02 AM
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One filmmaker who's a favorite around these parts is Norwegian Joachim Trier. The writer/director's first two features "Reprise" and "Oslo, August 31st" are impressive and expressive works, and so when it was announced well over a year ago that his next effort would be his English-language debut, we were very excited. In fact, this script was ready to go after "Reprise," but delays held it up, so Trier shot 'Oslo' instead. But it appears the wait has been worth it as he's assembled a solid trio to lead the movie.

Marc Webb Attached To Direct 'Only Living Boy In New York'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 15, 2012 12:17 PM
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Producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger have built up a helluva CV over the years, with their names gracing films like "Little Miss Sunshine," "Cold Mountain," "King of the Hill," "Chuck & Buck" and Alexander Payne's upcoming "Nebraska." With their latest effort, "Ruby Sparks," now in theaters, Thompson On Hollywood recently caught up with the pair, and they provided an update on a handful of projects they have in the works, including one which has gained a helmer coming off a summer blockbuster.

Review: 'Oslo, August 31st' A Tender, Bleak Search For Hope

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 23, 2012 1:41 PM
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A reprint of of our review from the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Watch: Exclusive Clip From Joachim Trier's Excellent 'Oslo, August 31st'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 23, 2012 11:00 AM
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As ever, Memorial Day will be a pretty big weekend for the movies. On the tentpole front, "Men In Black 3" hopes to unseat the still-dominant "The Avengers." And on the indie front, Wes Anderson's much-anticipated "Moonrise Kingdom" is opening in limited release and sure to draw crowds, while The Weinstein Company are also opening crowd-pleasing foreign flick "The Untouchables." But there's one little film flying under the radar that deserves your attention as much as anything else in release: Norwegian director Joachim Trier's "Oslo August 31st."

'Oslo, August 31st' Helmer Joachim Trier Preps English-Language 'Louder Than Bombs'; Film Will Shoot In The U.S.

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 2, 2012 12:24 PM
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We're unabashed fans of Norwegian helmer Joachim Trier here at The Playlist. Having studied at the National Film and Television School in the UK, Trier made a storming feature debut in 2006 with "Reprise," which followed two young aspiring novelists (and which we named our favorite film of 2008 when the film finally hit the U.S.), and finally followed it up last year with the excellent "Oslo, August 31," which saw him reteam with star Anders Danielsen Lee, who played a heroin addict fresh out of rehab.

Watch: Trailer For Joachim Trier's Cannes Flick 'Oslo, 31 August'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 20, 2011 2:22 AM
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Joachim Trier's 2008 debut "Reprise," a kinetic, moving depiction of the friendship and rivalry between two young authors, is something of a favorite around these parts, and we've been eagerly awaiting the Norwegian director's follow-up. That film, "Oslo, 31 August," debuted as part of Un Certain Regard at Cannes this week and, while it doesn't quite match up to its predecessor, it's still a tender, beautifully shot picture.

First Look & Plot Details: 'Reprise' Director Joachim Trier's 2011 Cannes Entry, 'Oslo, August 31st'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 15, 2011 4:53 AM
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You'll likely need some context for this one, so let's rewind. In 2008, our Editor-in-Chief named Norwegian director Joachim Trier's 2008 debut feature, "Reprise" the #1 film of the year, over things like Steven Soderbergh's "Che," the fantastic documentary "Man On Wire" and works of elegiac Malick-ian beauty like "Silent Light" (holy crap, not only was 2008 not only a fantastic year for films, it was an amazing one for foreign films). A bold movie, perhaps a naive one full of woozy drunk passion, but nonetheless, Trier's electric ode to youthful restlessness, friendship and ambition is a striking debut that none of us have easily forgotten.

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