Javier Navarrete (Pan’s Labyrinth, Wrath of the Titans, The Devil’s Backbone, Byzantium) has signed on to score the upcoming historical drama Emperor. The film marks the feature directorial debut of producer Mark Amin (The Prince and Me, Good Kill) and stars Dayo Okeniyi, James Cromwell, Bruce Dern, Naturi Naughton, Ben Robson, Harry Lennix and Kat Graham. The movie tells the true story of Shields Green who, in 1859, escaped from a plantation and made a daring journey north where he met Frederick Douglass and John Brown and chose to fight to end slavery. Amin also co-wrote the screenplay with Pat Charles and is producing the project with Reginald Hudlin (Marshall, House Party, Boomerang) and Cami Winikoff (Peaceful Warrior). Emperor is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere in 2019.

As previously reported, the Academy Award-winning composer has also recently scored Neil Jordan’s Greta (originally entitled The Widow), which premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival and has been picked up by Focus Features for a theatrical release next year, as well as the French comedy Raoul Taburin, which is set to be released in French theaters in 2019. Also coming up for Navarrete is the Czech/Slovak drama The Glass Room directed by Julius Sevcik and starring Carice van Houten, Hanna Alström, Claes Bang, Karel Roden, Alexandra Borbély and Karel Dobrý. The movie is based on and tells the love story about the relationship between two women set in an iconic modernist house in Czechoslovakia built by celebrity architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The film is set to be released overseas next year.