hidden-figuresColumbia Records has released the first two songs from the soundtrack for Theodore Melfi’s upcoming drama Hidden Figures. The tracks, Runnin’ and Surrender are written and performed by Pharrell Williams and the latter song also features vocals by Lalah Hathaway. Both songs are now available digitally. Click here to download Runnin’ and visit Amazon to download Surrender. Both tracks can also be checked out after the jump. A full soundtrack album will be announced soon. Hidden Figures starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell and Kevin Costner tells the true story of a group of brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Read the rest of this entry »

iron-fistTrevor Morris has been tapped to score Marvel’s upcoming Netflix original series Iron Fist. The show is developed by Chris Buck (Dexter) based on the Marvel Comics property and stars Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey and Rosario Dawson. The drama centers on billionaire Danny Rand who mysteriously returns to New York City 15 years after he was presumed dead and tries to reconnect with his past, but when a long-destined enemy rises, he turns to his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist. Buck is also executive producing the Marvel Television and ABC Studios production with Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Read the rest of this entry »

scream-2Varese Sarabande has announced the latest titles in its CD club series. Among the new titles is a deluxe edition soundtrack for Wes Craven’s 1997 horror sequel Scream 2 starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Jamie Kennedy, Liev Schreiber, Timothy Olyphant, Jerry O’Connell and Laurie Metcalfe. The album features the complete original score composed and conducted by Marco Beltrami (3:10 to Yuma, The Wolverine, World War Z, The Hurt Locker) who also scored the other installments in the series, including more than 50 minutes of previously unreleased music. Also included are Danny Elfman’s Cassandra Aria and Cassandra Reprise composed for the movie. For the full details of the album, which is limited to 2000 copies, visit the label’s website, where you can also pre-order the CD. Read the rest of this entry »

max-richterMax Richter has composed the music for the upcoming drama The Sense of an Ending. The film is directed by Ritesh Batra and stars Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, Harriet Walter and Edward Holcroft. The movie is based on Julian Barnes’ Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same title and follows a man who becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life. Nick Payne has written the screenplay. Ed Rubin and David Thompson (Woman in GoldMandela: Long Walk to Freedom) are producing the project. Read the rest of this entry »

man-with-a-planPremiering tomorrow, October 24, is the new CBS comedy Man with a Plan created by Jackie & Jeff Filgo (That 70’s Show) and starring Matt LeBlanc, Liza Snyder, Kevin Nealon, Diana Maria Riva, Matt Cook and Jessica Chaffi. The show’s original music is composed by John Kimbrough (Winter Passing, Jump Tomorrow, A Decade Under the Influence). The series follows a contractor who must take on a more active parenting role when his wife goes back to work for the first time in 13 years. The comedy will air every Monday night on CBS. Visit the official show website for updates.

the-great-indoorsPremiering on Thursday, October 27, is the new CBS comedy The Great Indoors created by Mike Gibbons and starring Joel McHale, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Susannah Fielding, Christine Ko, Shaun Brown, Stephen Fry and Chris Williams. John Swihart (Napoleon Dynamite, How I Met Your Mother, Youth in Revolt, Switched at Birth) is composing the show’s original music. The series revolves around an adventure reporter who, after being sidelined by an injury, suddenly finds himself in his magazine’s digital/social media department, where he must manage a group of millennials. The comedy will air Thursday nights on CBS. Visit the official show website for more information. Read the rest of this entry »

elia-cmiralElia Cmiral is composing the music for the upcoming thriller Temple. The film is directed by John Stockwell (Blue Crush, Into the BlueCrazy/Beautiful) and stars Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable and WWE star Seth Rollin. The movie follows a team of trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its artificial intelligence is suddenly shut down and begin to experience strange and horrific phenomena. Matt Savelloni has written the screenplay. KISS co-founder Gene Simmons is producing the project with WWE Studios president Michael Luisi (The Call, Term Life). Read the rest of this entry »

‘Ethel & Ernest’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: October 22, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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ethel-and-ernestDecca Records will release the official soundtrack album for the animated feature Ethel & Ernest. The album features the film’s original score composed by Carl Davis (Cranford, Pride and Prejudice, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Upstairs Downstairs). Also included is the original song In the Blink of an Eye performed by Paul McCartney. The soundtrack will be released in the UK on November 11, 2016. No word yet on a domestic release date. Ethel & Ernest is written and directed by Roger Mainwood and features the voices of Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Luke Treadaway, Pam Ferris, Roger Allam, Peter Wight, Harry Collett, Gillian Hanna and Karyn Claydon. Read the rest of this entry »

Four new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

jack-reacher-never-go-backOpening in most theaters is the action thriller Jack Reacher: Never Go Back directed by Edward Zwick and starring Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Danika Yarosh, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany and Robert Knepper. The film’s original music is composed by Henry Jackman (Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: First Class, Big Hero 6, Captain Phillips). Paramount Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. Check out our previous article for the full album details. Also click here for a recent video interview with Jackman about his work on the project.

ouija-2Also opening wide is the horror thriller Ouija: Origin of Evil directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Doug Jones, Parker Mack, Sam Anderson, Kate Siegel, Annalise Basso and Lulu Wilson. The Newton Brothers (OculusLife of Crime, Hush, Detachment, The Bye Bye Man) have composed the film’s original music. Back Lot Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the composers’ score. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and click here for a video featurette about the composers’ work on the movie. Read the rest of this entry »

in-a-valley-of-violenceBack Lot Music has released a soundtrack album for the western In a Valley of Violence. The album features the film’s original music composed by Jeff Grace (Night Moves, Hap and Leonard, Meek’s Cutoff, Stake LandCold in JulyThe House of the Devil). The soundtrack is now available to download on iTunes, where you can also check out audio samples. In a Valley of Violence is written and directed by Ti West and stars Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga, James Ransone, Karen Gillan and John Travolta. The movie is set in the 1890s and follows drifter with nothing to lose who arrives in a small town and seeks revenge on the thugs who killed his best friend. Read the rest of this entry »

Soundtrack Album for ITV’s ‘HIM’ Released

Posted: October 21, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in TV Music Albums
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himSilva Screen Records has released a soundtrack album for the ITV drama HIM. The album features selections of the show’s original music composed by Nick Green (Wild at HeartWaterloo Road). The soundtrack is now available digitally in the UK. Click here to listen to audio samples. HIM is created by Paula Milne, directed by Andy De Emmony and stars Fionn Whitehead, Katherine Kelly, James Murray, Patrick Robinson and Simona Brown. The supernatural drama follows a 17-year-old boy, known only as HIM, who is engaged in a primal struggle to contain the terrifying secret of a supernatural power he has inherited from his grandfather. The 3-parter premiered earlier this week in the UK on ITV. Read the rest of this entry »