Alexandre Desplat is the composer of the upcoming Italian film Big House. The movie is directed by Matteo Garrone who previously helmed the critically acclaimed and Golden Globe-nominated crime drama Gomorrah. Big House takes a look at the Italian obsession with appearing on TV in the Silvio Berlusconi age and revolves around a Neapolitan based family who await the news about a their father being selected for a reality show. The film’s cast includes Claudia Gerini, Ciro Petrone, Nunzia Schiano, Angelica Borghese, Aniello Arena and Loredana Simioli. Garrone has co-written the script with his Gomorrah writing partners Massimo Gaudioso, Ugo Chiti and Maurizio Braucci. The director is also producing the film with Domenico Procacci (Seven Pounds, Barney’s Version). No release date has been confirmed yet for Big House, but it is rumored to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

2012 is shaping up to be just as busy as the previous year for Desplat. The composer’s other releases this year include the French biopic Cloclo, which recently opened in theaters overseas, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, Dreamworks Animations’ Rise of the Guardians, the Ben Affleck-directed thriller Argo and the French film Rust and Bone. The composer is also attached to score Peter Webber’s Emperor.