Alexandre Desplat is currently scoring the upcoming French drama Don’t Tell Me the Boy Was Mad (Une histoire de fou). The film is directed by Robert Guédiguian (The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Marius and Jeannette) and stars Simon Abkarian, Ariane Ascaride, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Serge Avédikian and Syrus Shahidi. The movie follows a young man from Marseilles of Armenian origin who blows up the car of the Turkish Ambassador in Paris and later decides to meet a victim who was standing nearby and was hurt in the incident to make him his spokesman. Guédiguian has also co-written the screenplay with Gilles Taurand (Thieves, Farewell, My Queen) and also serves as a producer on the project. Desplat has previously scored Guédiguian’s 2009 feature Army of Crime (L’armée du crime). Don’t Tell Me the Boy Was Mad is currently in post-production and is expected to be released in France later this year.
Desplat’s upcoming projects also include the drama Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan & Meryl Streep and Matteo Garrone’s The Tale of Tales. The composer who just received his first Academy Award for The Grand Budapest Hotel has also recently scored Wim Wenders’ Every Thing Will Be Fine starring James Franco & Rachel McAdams, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this month.