Harry Gregson-Williams is set to compose the music for the upcoming drama The Zookeeper’s Wife. The film is directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider, North Country, McFarland, USA) and stars Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton and Anna Rust. The movie is based on Diane Ackerman’s novel of the same title and tells the true story of Antonina Żabińska and her husband Dr. Jan Zabinski, the director of the Warsaw Zoo, who together used the zoo to help about 300 Jewish people escape from the Warsaw Ghetto after the Germans invaded Poland in September 1939. Angela Workman (Snow Flower and the Secret Fan) has written the screenplay. Jeff Abberley, Jamie Patricof (The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine) and Kim Zubick are producing the project. The Zookeeper’s Wife is expected to premiere later this year and will be distributed in the U.S. by Focus Features.
As previously reported, Gregson-Williams’ upcoming projects also include Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant and Ben Affleck’s Live by Night. He also recently scored Confirmation, which will premiere this Saturday on HBO.