Composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Shape of Water, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The King’s Speech, Godzilla) is set to reteam with director Roman Polanski (Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby, The Pianist) on the upcoming drama The Palace. The film starring Mickey Rourke, Oliver Masucci and Fanny Ardant takes place at a luxurious Swiss hotel on New Year’s Eve in 1999, with hotel guests coming from all over the world flock to the lavish dinner party, when the celebrations take an unexpected turn. Polanski also co-wrote the screenplay with Jerzy Skolimowski (Essential Killing, 11 Minutes). Luca Barbareschi is producing the project for Eliseo Entertainment. Desplat has previously scored Polanski’s last five features, including The Ghost Writer, Carnage, Venus in Fur, Based on a True Story and An Officer and a Spy. The Palace is currently shooting in Gstaad, Switzerland. A release in 2023 is expected, (Variety)

Also coming up for Desplat is Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Stephen Frears’ The Lost King, Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, as well as Michel Hazanavicius’ Final Cut, which will premiere next month as the opening night film of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.