Alexandre Desplat has revealed in a recent interview with Collider that he will be reuniting with French director Jacques Audiard this year. They have previously worked together on all of the director’s features including the crime drama A Prophet, which was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category two years ago. The director’s newest film is the drama Rust and Bone based on a short-story collection by Craig Davidson of the same title. The movie stars Marion Cotillard as a killer whale trainer who suffers a terrible accident during one evening’s performance and is left handicapped. Matthias Schoenarts, Celine Sallette and Bouli Lanners are co-starring. Audiard co-wrote the film’s screenplay with his writing partner on A Prophet, Thomas Bidegain and is also producing the film with Martine Cassinelli and Pascal Caucheteux. The movie is set for a release this fall in France. No domestic distribution deal has been announced yet.
During the interview, the composer also talks about his work on Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, his music for the final Harry Potter film, as well as his second collaboration with Wes Anderson on the upcoming Moonrise Kingdom. Check out the full video interview below.