Alexandre Desplat is currently scoring the upcoming historical drama Suffragette. The film is directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) and stars Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff and Samuel West. The movie takes place during the early days of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.K. and centers around the foot soldiers who were forced underground. Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame, The Invisible Woman) has written the screenplay. Faye Ward and Alison Owen (Saving Mr. Banks, Elizabeth, Jane Eyre) are producing the Ruby Films production. Desplat has previously scored Tamara Drewe starring Gemma Arteton for the producers. Suffragette is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere in 2015.
Desplat also recently scored Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, which will open later this year, as well as The Imitation Game, which is set to be released next month. The composer’s other upcoming projects include Matteo Garrone’s The Tale of Tales and Roman Polanski’s D.