The Weinstein Company has announced that Klaus Badelt is composing the score for the upcoming animated feature Ballerina. Singer/songwriter Chris Braide is writing and producing original songs for the film, which is directed by Eric Summer & Eric Warin and features the voices of Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler and Carly Rae Jepsen. The movie is set in 1879 Paris and follows an orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina and moves to Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. Carole Noble and Laurent Zeitoun (The Intouchables) have written the screenplay. Zeiton is also producing the project with Nicolas Duval Adassovsky & Yann Zenou for Quad Productions, alongside Main Journey, Andre Rouleau (What If, Goon, Delivery Man) and Valerie D’Auteuil for Caramel Films. Badelt has previously scored several movies for Quad, including Heartbreaker, A Perfect Plan and La pere Noel. Braide’s previous work for film include the song Kill and Run for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, which he co-wrote with Sia. Ballerina is set to be released in France later this year. No domestic release date has been announced yet.
Badelt’s other upcoming project also include the martial arts epic Warrior’s Gate.