Alexandre Desplat has recently composed the music for the upcoming French/Belgian drama Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants). The film is directed by Katell Quillévéré (Suzanne) and stars Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners, Kool Shen, Monia Chokri, Alice Taglioni, Alice de Lencquesaing, Karim Leklou, Finnegan Oldfield and Dominique Blanc. The movie is based on Maylis de Kerangal’s novel and draws three seemingly unrelated stories together into a tale about the moment when tragedy meets hope. Quillévéré has also written the screenplay with Gilles Taurand (Farewell, My Queen, Thieves). David Thion (Goodbye First Love, Father of My Children) is producing the project with Justin Taurand and Philippe Martin (Priceless). Heal the Living will premiere next month at the Venice Film Festival and will also be shown at the Toronto Film Festival later in the month.
Desplat’s upcoming projects also include Gareth Edward’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Ewan McGregor’s American Pastoral, Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans and Jerome Salle’s The Odyssey. He also scored Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins, which is opening in theaters nationwide today.