suffragetteAlexandre Desplat is currently scoring the upcoming historical drama Suffragette. The film is directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) and stars Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff and Samuel West. The movie takes place during the early days of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.K. and centers around the foot soldiers who were forced underground. Abi Morgan (The Iron LadyShame, The Invisible Woman) has written the screenplay. Faye Ward and Alison Owen (Saving Mr. Banks, Elizabeth, Jane Eyre) are producing the Ruby Films production. Read the rest of this entry »

feltenstein-nauAndrew Feltenstein and John Nau are reteaming with director Leslye Headland on the upcoming comedy Sleeping with Other People. The film written and directed by Headland stars Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Natasha Lyonne, Amanda Peet and Adam Scott. The movie follows a good-natured womanizer and a serial cheater who form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in. Will Ferrell & Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladegga NightsStep Brothers) are producing the project for Gary Sanchez Productions. Feltenstein and Nau have previously scored Headland’s previous feature Bachelorette. They have also scored films including Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Casa de mi padre for Gary Sanchez. Sleeping with Other People is expected to premiere in 2015.

‘Ouija’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: October 20, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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ouijaBack Lot Music will release a soundtrack album for the supernatural thriller Ouija. The album features the film’s original music composed by Anton Sanko (The PossessionRabbit HoleBig Love). The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, October 21, and is now available for pre-order on iTunes, where you can also listen to audio clips. Ouija is directed by Stiles White and stars Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Bianca Santos and Ana Coto. The movie produced by Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Andrew Form & Brad Fuller and Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum follows a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Read the rest of this entry »

lucas-vidalLucas Vidal has been hired to score the upcoming drama Nobody Wants the Night. The film is directed by Isabel Coixet (Elegy, The Secret Life of Words, My Life Without Me) and stars Juliette Binoche, Rinko Kikuchi and Gabriel Byrne. The movie follows two women from two different worlds who are struggling to survive in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth in early 1900s Greenland and chronicles their long, tense wait for the same man they love. Miguel Barros (Blackthorn) has written the screenplay. Andrés Santana (Blackthorn) is producing the project with Antonia Nava (The Machinist, Transsiberia) for Aiete-Ariane Films. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Wild’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: October 19, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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imageSony Legacy will release a soundtrack album for Jean-Marc Vallee’s drama Wild. The album features the songs from the film by artists including Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Portishead, The Shangri-Las, Billy Swan, Lucina Williams, Wings, Pat Metheny Group & more. The soundtrack will be released on November 10, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Wild stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Gaby Hoffman, Kevin Rankin and Michiel Huisman. The movie based on the best-selling novel by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the screen by Nick Hornby follows a woman who – haunted by memories of her mother and with absolutely no experience – sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. Read the rest of this entry »

book-of-lifeSony Classical will release a score album for the animated feature The Book of Life. The album features the film’s original music written by Academy Award-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel, Amores Perros, On the Road). The soundtrack will be released digitally on October 21, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Audio clips will be added to this article within the next couple of days. As previously reported, the label has already released a soundtrack album featuring the songs from the film, as well as selections from the score. The Book of Life is directed by Jorge Gutierrez, produced by Guillermo del Toro and features the voices of Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna, Ice Cube, Christina Applegate, Danny Trejo, Ron Perlman, Cheech Marin, Kate del Castillo and Eugenio Derbez. Read the rest of this entry »

hobbit-five-armiesActor Billy Boyd and screenwriters/producers Phillipa Boyens and Fran Walsh have written an original end credits song for Peter Jackson’s upcoming fantasy adventure The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The track entitled The Last Goodbye is also performed by Boyd who played Peregrin “Pippin” Took in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. As previously reported, WaterTower Music will release the soundtrack album for the film, which features the song, as well as the film’s original score composed by Howard Shore. The soundtrack will be released on December 16, 2014 and the 2CD special edition version is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check back on this page for the full album details.  Read the rest of this entry »

constantinePremiering on Friday, October 24, is the new NBC drama Constantine based on the DC Comics Hellblazer series, developed by Daniel Cerone& David S. Goyer and starring Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Battlestar Galactica, Da Vinci’s Demons) is composing the show’s original music. Check out our previous news article to learn more about the series and to watch a video featuring footage of the composer conducting his main theme for the show. Constantine will air Friday nights on NBC. Read the rest of this entry »

James Horner Scoring ‘The 33′

Posted: October 18, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Scoring Assignments
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james-hornerThis past week, James Horner recorded his music for the upcoming drama The 33 on the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles. The movie is directed by Patricia Riggen (Under the Same MoonGirl in Progress) and stars Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Rodrigo Santoro, Cote de Pablo, James Brolin, Gabriel Byrne, Oscar Nunez, Kate Del Castillo, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Juan Pablo Raba, Tenoch Huerta, Jacob Vargas, Marco Trevino and Alejandro Goic. The movie is based on the true events of the collapsed Copiapo copper mine and the 33 miners who remained trapped more than 2,000 feet underground. Mike Medavoy (Black SwanShutter IslandZodiac) is producing the project for Phoenix Picutres, alongside Robert Katz (Law Abiding CitizenThe Rebound) and Edward McGurn. Read the rest of this entry »

operation-changeMomentum RLP Records will release three more soundtrack albums for the OWN docu-series Operation Change. The albums features selections of the original score from the show composed by William Ross (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Tale of Despereaux, My Dog Skip) and Alex Kovacs. The Volume 2 album includes music from the episodesColombia, Tanzania & Lebanon and will be released digitally on October 21, 2014 (click here for the full details and audio clips). The Volume 3 soundtrack features the score from the episodes Malaysia, India & South Africa) and is set to be released on November 4 (click here for more information). The Volume 4 album includes music from the final two episodes Ethopia & Papua New Guinea and will be released on November 18 (the full details are available on the label’s website). Read the rest of this entry »