Alexandre Desplat to score Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 April 2016
Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat will compose the score for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', and is due to begin writing the music in the coming weeks

Alexandre Desplat will compose the score to 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'.

The 54-year-old film composer - who won the Academy Award for his work on 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' - will create the incidental music for the spin-off sci-fi film and will begin work on his tracks in the coming weeks.

Speaking to about the upcoming project and whether he started the process, he said: "No that will come in a few weeks."

Although Alexandre - who made his debut in 2003 with 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' movie - has yet to begin the recording process, he is familiar with the storyline of the movie directed by Gareth Edwards.

He said: "I saw the trailer of course, yes. Very exciting. Gareth is a fantastic director and he will do a beautiful film I'm sure."

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' sees Felicity Jones cast in the lead role as Rebellion fighter Jyn Erso, and is joined in the cast by Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk.

The 'Star Wars' prequel will be released this December.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Troublemaker Jyn Erso (Jones) and Rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Luna) lead a rag crew across the galaxy to make contact with Death Star chief engineer Galen (Mikkelsen), Jyn's dad. This is Star Wars from the trenches, with sensational battle scenes and great performances from Jones and Luna.

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