Alexandre Desplat has recently been scoring the upcoming French romantic period drama Eiffel. The film is directed by Martin Bourboulon (Daddy or Mommy, Divorce French Style) and stars Emma Mackey and Romain Duris. The movie follows celebrated engineer Gustave Eiffel who is under pressure to design something for the 1889 Paris World Fair as spectacular as his recent collaboration with Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi on the Statue of Liberty, when he crosses paths with a mysterious woman from his past who inspires him to change the Paris skyline forever. Bourboulon also co-wrote the screenplay with Caroline Bongrand, Thomas Bidegain (Les Cowboys, Rust and Bone), Natalie Carter (A Secret) and Martin Brossollet. Vanessa Van Zuylen (Up for Love) is producing the project. Eiffel is currently scheduled to be released in French theaters on February 17, 2021.

Desplat’s other recent projects include George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky, which is now playing in select theaters and will premiere on Netflix on December 23, as well as Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, which is currently awaiting a new 2021 release date. The composer also has Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (expected to premiere in late 2021 on Netflix) coming up.