Composer Jon Ekstrand is set to reteam with director Daniel Espinosa on the upcoming refugee drama Madame Luna. The film chronicles the true story of an Eritrean refugee girl, washed ashore in Libya, who becomes one of the most notorious of human traffickers with deep ties to the Italian Mafia. Casting announcements are expected within the next few months. Maurizio Braucci (Gomorrah, Martin Eden, Piranha) and Suha Arraf (Lemon Tree) wrote the screenplay based on an idea by Binyam Berhane. David Herdies (Transnistra, Hamada) is producing the project for Momento Film. Esktrand has previously collaborated with Espinosa on most of the director’s features, including Easy Money, Child 44Life, as well as the upcoming superhero movie Morbius, which will be released in U.S. theaters on April 1. Madame Luna is set to start shooting this May in Sicily and Calabria. (Variety)

Among Ekstrand’s other upcoming projects is the Chris Pine & Thandiwe Newton-starring thriller All the Old Knives (co-scored with Rebekka Karijord), which will be released this year on Amazon Prime.