Hannes De Maeyer is attached to score the upcoming Belgian coming-of-age drama Rebel. The film is directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah (Bad Boys for Life) and stars Amir El Arbi, Aboubakr Bensaihi and Lubna Azabal. The movie revolves around a 13-year-old Moroccan boy from Molenbeek as he is searching for an identity after his father’s death. El Arbi and Fallah also co-wrote the screenplay with Jan Van Dyck and Kevin Meul. Bert Hamelinck (The Diary of a Teenage Girl, The Rider) and Dimitri Verbeeck are producing the Caviar, Beluga Tree, Calach Films and Le Collectif 64 production. De Maeyer (Rafaël, Torpedo) has previously collaborated with the directors on the features Gangsta, Black and Image. Rebel is expected to start production later this year or in 2021.

De Maeyer has also recently scored the drama The Racer directed by Kieron J. Walsh and starring Louis Talpe, Tara Lee, Matteo Simoni, Iain Glen and Karel Roden. The movie, which follows a rider of the Tour de France who, after being dropped from the team, is reinstated following a doping error, was originally set to premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival is set to be released overseas this fall and has recently been picked up by Gravitas Ventures for domestic distribution. The composer’s other upcoming projects include the German family drama Immenhof – Das grosse Versprechen.