deliverance-creekJim Dooley has recently scored the Lifetime original movie Deliverance Creek. The drama marks the television debut of author Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Dear John, Message in a Bottle) and stars Lauren Ambrose, Wes Ramsey, Yaani King, Caitlin Custer, Christopher Backus, Riley Smith, Katherine Willis and Christopher Baker. The film directed by Jon Amiel (Entrapment, Copycoat, The Core) takes place at the end of the Civil War and centers on a mother of three who attempts to defend her family’s land by any means necessary. Melissa Carter (Little Black Book) has written the script script and is also executive producing the project with Sparks and Theresa Park (The Best of Me). Read the rest of this entry »

asterixPhilippe Rombi has been hired to score the upcoming 3D animated feature Asterix: The Land of the Gods (Astérix: Le domaine des dieux). The movie is directed by Alexandre Astier and Louis Clichy and features the voices of Roger Carel, Lorant Deutsch, Alain Chabat, Laurent Lafitte, Géraldine Nakache, Elie Semoun, Florence Foresti and Astier himself in the original French version. No word yet on the voice cast of the English language version. The film is based on the 7th Asterix book, entitled The Mansion of the Gods written by Rene Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo, and follows the exploits of a village of ancient Gauls as they resist Roman occupation. The SND, M6 Studio and Mikros Images production marks the first Asterix feature to be released in 3D.  Read the rest of this entry »

far-from-the-madding-crowdCraig Armstrong has composed the original music for the upcoming drama Far from the Madding Crowd. The film is directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The HuntDear WendyIt’s All About Love) and stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, and Juno Temple. The movie is based on the 1874 novel of the same title by Thomas Hardy and tells the story of an independent and headstrong woman who attracts three very different suitors: a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and a prosperous and mature bachelor. David Nicholls (One Day, Starter for 10, Mike Newell’s Great Expectations) has written the screenplay. Allon Reich (28 Weeks Later, Never Let Me Go) and Andrew Macdonald (Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later…) are producing the project for DNA Films. Read the rest of this entry »

houdiniPremiering tomorrow night is the History original mini-series Houdini directed by Uli Edel and starring Adrien Brody and Kristen Connolly. John Debney (The Passion of the ChristElfIron Man 2Bruce Almighty) has composed the original music for the series about magician Harry Houdini. Lakeshore Records has released two soundtrack albums featuring the composer’s score (and additional music by Sebastian Arocha) digitally earlier this week. CD versions are set to be released on September 30. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full details of both albums and to listen to audio clips. Read the rest of this entry »

the-boxtrollsBack Lot Music will release a soundtrack album for LAIKA Studios’ animated feature The Boxtrolls. The album features the film’s original music written by Academy Award-winning composer Dario Marianelli (AtonementPride and PrejudiceAnna KareninaV for Vendetta). The soundtrack will be released on September 23, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check back on this page for audio clips. The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi & Graham Annable and features the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg. The movie follows a group of monsters who live underneath thestreets of Cheesebridge, who crawl out of the sewers at night to steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. Read the rest of this entry »

Two new movies are opening nationwide this week:

november-manAlready in theaters since Wednesday is the action thriller The November Man directed by Roger Donaldson and starring Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Eliza Taylor, Caterina Scorsone, Bill Smitrovich and Will Patton. Marco Beltrami (World War ZScreamThe Wolverine3:10 to Yuma) has composed the film’s original music. Varese Sarabande has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music digitally earlier this week. A CD version will be released on September 9. Check out our previous article for the full album details and visit Beltrami’s official website to listen to a couple of full tracks from his score.

Opening nationwide today is the horror thriller As Above, So Below directed by John Erick Dowdle and starring Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, Francois Civil, Marion Lambert, Ali Marhyar, Cosme Castro and Hamidreza Javdan. The film’s original music is composed by Keefus Ciancia (NashvilleSaving GraceDianaThe Motel Life). No word on a soundtrack release. To learn more about the movie, which follows a team of explorers that ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris and uncovers a dark secret, check out our scoring assignment article. Read the rest of this entry »

testament-of-youthMax Richter has signed on to score the upcoming historical drama Testament of Youth. The film is directed by James Kent (The Thirteenth Tale) and stars Alicia Vikander, Kit Harrington, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Joanna Scanlan, Hayley Atwell, Jonathan Bailey and Alexandra Roach. The movie is based on the autobiography of Vera Brittain and tells the story of the British writer and pacifist who postponed her studies at Oxford University during World War I to serve as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse in London, France and Malta. Juliette Towhidi (Calendar Girls) has written the screenplay. David Heyman (Harry Potter series, Gravity, I Am Legend) and Rosie Alison are producing the Heyday Films and BBC Films production. Read the rest of this entry »

gemma-boveryMilan Records will release a soundtrack album for the drama Gemma Bovery. The album features the film’s original music composed by Bruno Coulais (Coraline, The ChorusThe Crimson Rivers). Also included are tracks by Alice Lewis, Rubin Steiner and Alain Chamfort. The soundtrack will be released on September 8, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check out audio clips after the jump. Gemma Bovery is directed by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) and stars Gemma Arterton, Fabrice Luchini, Jason Flemyng and Niels Schneider.  The movie is based on Flaubert’s Madame Bovary and follows a passionate young Englishwoman whose dull married life in a provincial Norman town steers her towards adultery. The drama will have its world premiere next month at the Toronto Film Festival and will be released in France on September 10 with other European markets to follow. Read the rest of this entry »

alexander-and-the-terrible-dayWalt Disney Records will release a soundtrack album for the family comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The album features the songs from the film, including the new tracks Hurricane by The Vamps, Best Worst Day by Justine Dorsey, as well as songs by The Narwhals, Charles William and IDK & The Whatevs. Also included is a suite from the film’s original score composed by Christophe Beck (Frozen, Edge of Tomorrow, The Hangover, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). The soundtrack will be released on October 7, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Alexander is directed by Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids, The Good Girl) and stars Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge and Bella Thorne. The movie follows a boy who has a very horrible day and finds out that other people can have them too. Read the rest of this entry »

jersey-shore-massacreSpy Music Group has released a soundtrack album for the horror comedy Jersey Shore Massacre. The album features the songs from the film by such artists as Amadeus 3D, Joey Stacked, X-Change, Mr. Wicked, Lucas Prata, Giorgio, Italian Ice, Dreamroca, Kingnyne, Giuseppe D. & more. The soundtrack is now available digitally on Amazon. Audio clips are embedded after the jump. Jersey Shore Massacre is written and directed by Paul Tarnopol and stars Danielle Dallacco, Angelica Boccella, Giovanni Roselli, Chris Lazzaro, Ron Jeremy, Sal Governale, Richard Christy and Shawn C. Phillips. The movie follows a tried-and-true Jersey girl and her pals as they sojourn down to the Atlantic coast and become the unsuspecting targets of a deranged killer. Read the rest of this entry »