Klaus Badelt is the new composer of the upcoming sports drama Seven Days in Utopia. He is replacing William Ross, who was originally attached to the project as reported last year. The film starring Robert Duvall, Melissa Leo and Lucas Black tells the story of Luke Chisolm, a talented young golfer set on making the pro tour. When his first big shot turns out to be a very public disaster, Luke escapes the pressures of the game and finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas. A trailer for the movie directed by Matt Russell recently premiered and can be watched below. Seven Days in Utopia is set to be released on August 12, 2011. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website.

Badelt has also signed on to score the French action thriller Rebellion (aka L’ordre et la morale). The film is co-written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, who also acts in the project. Kassovitz is known both as an actor (Amelie, Munich) and a director of such films as Gothika and The Crimson Rivers. The project marks his first collaboration with Badelt.  The film is based on a true story of French commandos who clashed with tribes in New Caledonia, the Melanesian territory of France. Sylvie Testud and Philippe Torreton are co-starring. Rebellion is set for a release on September 21, 2011 in France. No word yet on a domestic release. For updates, visit the official movie website.

Badelt’s other upcoming projects include the animated films Jock and The Prodigies.