Composer Harry Escott (Shame, Hard Candy, Welcome to the Punch, A Mighty Heart, The English Game, Deep State) is reuniting with director Clio Barnard on the upcoming British drama Ali & Ava. The film is written and directed by Barnard and stars Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook, Ellora Torchia and Shaun Thomas. The movie follows the respected matriarch on a predominantly white Bradford estate masking the scars left by an abusive ex-husband and a charismatic son, brother, boss and landlord, still living with his estranged wife but hiding their separation from his family. Tracy O’Riordan (Dream Horse, Monsoon) is producing the BBC Films, BFI Film Fund and Moonspun Films production. Escott has previously collaborated with Barnard on the director’s previous three features, The Arbor, The Selfish Giant and Dark River. Ali & Ava is expected to premiere later this year.