Composer Grégoire Hetzel (IncendiesSummertimeThe Midwife) is reuniting with director Arnaud Desplechin (Esther KhanJimmy P.)  on the upcoming French drama Deception (Tromperie). The film starring Léa Seydoux, Denis Podalydès, Emmanuelle Devos, Anouk Grinberg & Rebecca Marder is based on Philip Roth’s autobiographical novel and revolves around an American novelist living in London as he converses with his wife, his mistress, and other female characters he may have dreamed up. Desplechin also co-wrote the screenplay with Julie Peyr. Pascal Caucheteux (Jackie, You Were Never Really Here, Rust and Bone) is producing the project for Why Not Productions. The composer has previously collaborated with Desplechin on such films as Ismael’s Ghosts, My Golden Days, Oh, Mercy! and A Christmas Tale. Deception will premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and is set to be released in French theaters this September.

Hetzel also has the French drama The Crusade (La croisade) coming up. The film directed by Louis Garel and starring himself, Laetitia Casta and Joseph Engel will also premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.