Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech, The Shape of Water, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Harry Potter the Deathly Hallows, Godzilla) confirmed in a recent interview with Indiewire that he is reuniting with George Clooney on the upcoming Netflix original film The Midnight Sky. The post-apocalyptic drama is directed by Clooney who also stars in the film, alongside Felicity Jones, Kyle Chandler, David Oyelowo, Tiffany Boone, Caoilinn Springall, Demián Bichir, Sophie Rundle, Ethan Peck, Tim Russ and Miriam Shor. The movie is based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton and follows the parallel stories of a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to make contact with the crew of the Aether spacecraft as they try to return home to Earth. Mark L. Smith (The Revenant, Overlord) wrote the screenplay. Clooney is also producing the Smokehouse Pictures, Anonymous Content and Syndicate Entertainment production with Grant Heslov (Good Night, and Good Luck, August: Osage County). Desplat has previously collaborated with Clooney on his directorial efforts The Ides of March, The Monuments Men and Suburbicon, as well as Argo and Syriana, which Clooney produced. The Midnight Sky is expected to premiere later this year on Netflix.

As previously reported, Desplat also has Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch (currently set to be released in theaters on October 16, 2020 by Fox Searchlight) and Guillermo Del Toro’s animated movie Pinocchio (to be released in 2021) coming up.