alexandre-desplatEwan McGregor revealed in a recent interview with Collider that Alexandre Desplat will score the actor’s feature directorial debut American Pastoral. The film also stars McGregor, alongside Uzo Aduba, David Strathairn, Jennifer Connelly, Rupert Evans and Dakota Fanning. The movie is based on Philip Roth’s novel of the same title and follows a legendary high school athlete whose seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by committing a deadly act of terrorism during the Vietnam War. John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer) has written the screenplay. Tom Rosenberg (Million Dollar BabyThe Exorcism of Emily Rose) and Gary Lucchesi (UnderworldPrimal FearThe Boy) are producing the project for Lakeshore Entertainment. American Pastoral is currently in post-production and is expected to be released later this year.

Desplat’s upcoming projects also include Gareth Edward’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the animated feature The Secret Life of Pets, Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins, Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans, the documentary France and Jerome Salle’s The Odyssey.