knock-knockManuel Riveiro is reteaming with director Eli Roth on the upcoming horror thriller Knock Knock. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana De Armas, Aaron Burns, Ignacia Allamand and Colleen Camp. The movie follows two beautiful young girls who walk into a married man’s life and turn a wild fantasy into his worst nightmare. Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever, Hemlock Grove) has also co-written the screenplay with Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo. Roth, Camp & Lopez are also producing the project with Miguel Asensio Llamas, Cassian Elwes (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The Paperboy) and Tim Degraye. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Ask Me Anything’ Soundtrack Released

Posted: December 21, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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ask-my-anythingA soundtrack album has been released for the thriller Ask Me Anything. The album features the songs from the film by such artists as Niki Black, Kanya Hoehn, Miranda Scott, Kirbie Gowen, Elie Kunkle, Jacquelyn Girling, Lexie Caraway & more. The soundtrack is now available to download on Amazon. Ask Me Anything is written and directed by Allison Burnett and stars Britt Robertson, Christian Slater, Justin Long, Martin Sheen, Robert Patrick and Max Carver. The movie based on Burnett’s novel Undiscovered Gyrl follows a young woman who takes a year off before college in order to seduce a 30-year-old film professor while resisting her attraction to her married boss. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Taken 3′ Soundtrack Details

Posted: December 20, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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taken-3EuropaCorp will release a soundtrack album for the action thriller sequel Taken 3. The album features the film’s original music composed by Nathaniel Mechaly (Colombiana, Taxi Brooklyn) who previously scored the first two installments in the series. Also included are the songs from the movie by artists including Glass Animals, Olafur Arnalds & Arnor Dan and The XX. The soundtrack will be released digitally on January 5, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check out audio clips after the jump. Taken 3 is directed by Olivier Megaton, co-written and produced by Luc Besson and stars Liam Neeson who returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Dogray Scott, Sam Spruell and Leland Orser are co-starring. Read the rest of this entry »

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

hobbit-3Already playing in theaters since Wednesday is the fantasy adventure The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies directed by Peter Jackson and starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Hugo Weaving and Orlando Bloom. The film’s original music is composed by Howard Shore (The Silence of the LambsHugo) who also scored the previous Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies. WaterTower Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music in two editions. For the full album details, check out our soundtrack announcement. Also visit Film Music Society, Collider and for recent interviews with the composer about his work on the final installment in the series.

secret-of-the-tombAlso opening wide is the sequel Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb directed by Shawn Levy and starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson and Ben Kingsley. The film’s original music is composed and conducted by Alan Silvestri (Back to the FutureForrest Gump, The Croods, The Avengers). Varese Sarabande has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music digitally earlier this week. A CD version is set to be released on January 6. Check out our previous news article for the full album details and to learn more about the film. Read the rest of this entry »

wild-talesQuartet Records has announced a soundtrack album for the Argentinian comedy thriller Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes). The album features the film’s original music composed by Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel, The Motorcycle Diaries). Also included are songs by Giorgio Moroder, Lucien Belmond, Bobby Womack and David Ghetta. The soundtrack will be released in January. Check back on this page for the release date and audio clips. Wild Tales is written and directed by Damian Szifro and stars Ricardo Darin, Oscar Martinez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Erica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg and Dario Grandinetti. The movie produced by Pedro Almodovar is comprised of six separate stories and is one of the frontrunners to be nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at this season’s Academy Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

woman-in-goldMartin Phipps and Hans Zimmer have recently scored the upcoming drama Woman in Gold. The film is directed by Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) and stars Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern and Jonathan Pryce. The movie follows an elderly Jewish woman who fled Vienna during World War II and, sixty years later, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s painting “The Lady in Gold.” Alexi Kaye Campbell has written the screenplay. David M. Thompson (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, What We Did On Our Holiday) is producing the BBC Films and Origin Pictures production with Kris Thykier (Kick-Ass, The Debt). Read the rest of this entry »

‘The Flash vs. Arrow’ Soundtrack Released

Posted: December 18, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in TV Music Albums
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flash-arrowWaterTower Music has released a soundtrack album for the crossover episode The Flash vs. Arrow from the CW hit series The Flash and Arrow. The album features selections from the 2-night event’s original music composed by Blake Neely (The Mentalist, Resurrection, The PacificLife As We Know It). The soundtrack is now available to download on iTunes, where you can also listen to audio clips. The Flash vs. Arrow premiered earlier this month as part of both superhero shows on The CW. The first season of The Flash currently airs every Tuesday night and the third season Arrow airs Wednesday nights on The CW. Read the rest of this entry »

grandmaPaul Weitz has been hired to score the upcoming indie comedy Grandma. The film is written and directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy, In Good Company, American Pie) and stars Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox and Sam Elliott. The movie follows a self-described misanthrope who has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter shows up needing help. Weitz is also producing the project with Andrew Miano (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, A Single Man), Terry Dougas (Jane Got a Gun) and Paris Latsis. Read the rest of this entry »

guild-of-music-supervisorsThe Guild of Music Supervisors announced the nominations for its 5th Annual awards ceremony, which will take place on Wednesday, January 21, at Mack Sennett Studios in Hollywood. The awards will recognize outstanding Music Supervisors in 14 categories representing Motion Picture, Television, Games, Trailers and Advertising. Below are the nominations for some of the major categories. For the full list of nominations, visit the organization’s official website.

Best Music Supervision in Motion Picture – Motion Picture Over 25M

Guardians of the Galaxy – Dave Jordan
Annie – Matt Sullvivan & Wende Crowley
Get On Up – Bud Carr & Margaret Yen
The Book of Life – John Houlihan
Into the Woods – Paul Gemignani and Michael Higham Read the rest of this entry »

unfinished-business.jpgAlex Wurman is the composer of the upcoming comedy Unfinished Business. The film is directed by Ken Scott (Delivery Man, Starbuck) and stars Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost and James Marsden. The movie follows a relentless businessman with his own company who heads to Germany with his only two employees to clinch a make-or-break deal. Steven Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) has written the screenplay. Arnon Milchan (Gone Girl, Birdman) is producing the Escape Artists and New Regency production with Todd Black & Jason Blumenthal (The Equalizer, Knowing, The Weather Man), Steve Tisch (Forrest Gump) and Anthony Katagas (12 Years a Slave, Killing Them Softly). Read the rest of this entry »