Alexandre Desplat has been hired to score the upcoming thriller Zero Dark Thirty. The film is helmed by Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and stars Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Fares Fares, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Edgar Ramirez, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Nash Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle and Harold Perrineau Jr. Mark Boal who collaborated with Bigelow on The Hurt Locker has written the screenplay and is also producing the film with the director and Megan Ellison. Bigelow has previously worked with such composers as Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders (The Hurt Locker), Mark Isham (Point Break), Klaus Badelt (K-19: The Widowmaker) and Graeme Revell (Strange Days). Zero Dark Thirty is set to be released on December 19, 2012 by Sony Pictures. Check out the trailer below and visit the official movie website for updates.
Desplat’s other films to be released this fall in the US include Ben Affleck’s Argo, Dreamworks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians, which is currently being recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London and Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone.