the-better-angelsMilan Records will release a soundtrack album for the Terrence Malick-produced drama The Better Angels. The film’s original music is composed by Hanan Townshend who previously scored Malick’s To the Wonder and also contributed music to The Tree of Life. Also included are the classical pieces featured in the movie. The soundtrack will be released digitally on November 4, 2014 and is bow available for pre-order on Amazon. The Better Angels is written and directed by A.J. Edwards and stars Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling, Wes Bentley and Braydon Denney. The movie centers on the formative years of Abraham Lincoln’s life in the harsh wilderness of Indiana in 1817. Read the rest of this entry »

the-musketeersPaul Englishby has been hired to score the second season of the BBC original series The Musketeers. The show is created by Andrew Hodges (My Week With MarilynPrimeval) and stars Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles, Peter Capaldi, Maimie McCoy, Tamla Kari and Hugo Speer. The series is set on the streets of 17th century Paris and follows the adventures of Athos, Aramis and Porthos. Hodges is executive producing the project with Jessica Pope. Murray Gold (Doctor Who) has composed the music for the first season, which premiered earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »

beasts-of-no-nationCliff Martinez revealed in a recent interview with Celluloid Tunes during this year’s Ghent Film Festival that he is set to score the upcoming drama Beasts of No Nation. The film is written and directed by Cary Fukunaga and stars Idris Elba, Ama K. Abebrese, Grace Nortey, David Dontoh and Opeyemi Fagbohungbe. The movie is based on the novel of the same title by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala and follows the journey of a boy who is forced to join a group of soldiers in an unnamed West African country. Amy Kaufman (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Sin Nombre), Riva Marker & Daniela Taplin Lundberg (The Kids Are All Right, Grace Is Gone, What Maisie Knew) are producing the Participant Media and Red Crown production. Read the rest of this entry »

exodusSony Masterworks will release the official soundtrack album for Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. The album features the film’s original music composed by Academy Award nominee Alberto Iglesias (The Constant GardenerThe Kite RunnerTinker Tailor Soldier Spy). Harry Gregson-Williams who previously scored the director’s Kingdom of Heaven also contributed music to the film, but no word yet on if any of his score will be included on the release. The soundtrack will be released on December 9, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check back on this page for the full album details. Exodus: Gods and Kings stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley. Read the rest of this entry »

one-christmas-eveWilliam Ross and Jerome Leroy have recently composed the score for the upcoming Hallmark Hall of Fame movie One Christmas Eve. The film is directed by Jay Russell (The Water Horse) and stars Anne Heche as a recently-divorced mom who wants her two kids’ first Christmas without their father to be perfect. Holly Goldberg Sloan (Made in AmericaAngels in the Outfield) has written the script. Paula Mazur (Nim’s IslandCorinna, Corinna), Brent Shields (Christmas in ConwayRemember Sunday) and Mitchell Kaplan are executive producing the project. Ross has previously collaborated with Russell on such features as My Dog SkipTuck Everlasting and Ladder 49. Read the rest of this entry »

the-driftless-areaSaunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi have been tapped to score the upcoming indie romantic comedy drama The Driftless Area. The film is directed by Zachary Sluser and stars Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella, Ciaran Hinds and Alia Shawkat. The movie is based on a novel by Tom Drury and centers on the relationship between a bartender who returns to his hometown after the death of his parents and a mysterious woman. Sluser and Drury have co-written the screenplay. Keith Kjarval (Rudderless, Trust Me) is producing the project for Unified Pictures, alongside Aaron L. Gilbert (A Single Shot, Welcome to Me) for Bron Studios. Read the rest of this entry »

interstellarWaterTower Music has announced the full details of the soundtrack album for Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi drama Interstellar. The album features the film’s original music composed by Hans Zimmer (The Dark KnightInception, GladiatorThe Lion King). The soundtrack will be released in two different versions on November 18, 2014:  a Star Wheel Constellation Chart Digipak featuring 16 tracks from the score and a deluxe digital-only version featuring 22 tracks. Visit Amazon to pre-order the CD version. A 28-track Illuminated Star Projection Edition with bonus content, including 30 minutes of music unavailable anywhere else will be coming out later this year (check back on this page for the full details). Interstellar starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine will be released nationwide on November 7 by Paramount Pictures. Read the rest of this entry »

Lorne Balfe Scoring ‘Dough’

Posted: October 28, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Scoring Assignments
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doughLorne Balfe has recently recorded his score for the upcoming comedy drama Dough. The film is directed by John Goldschmidt and stars Jonathan Pryce, Phil Davis, Ian Hart, Pauline Collins and Jerome Holder. The movie centers on the unlikely friendship between an old Jewish baker trying to save his family business and a young Muslim refugee from Darfur trying to help his mother by selling cannabis. Jez Freedman and Jonathan Benson have written the screenplay. György Gattyán & András Somkuti (Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks), Goldschmidt and Wolfgang Esenwein (Blood and Chocolate) are producing the project.  Read the rest of this entry »

‘Repentance’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: October 28, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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repentanceLakeshore Records has announced a soundtrack album for the thriller Repentance. The album features the film’s original music composed by Mark Kilian (Pitch PerfectTsotsiRevenge of the Green DragonsRendition). The soundtrack will be released digitally on November 11, 2014 and physically on January 13, 2015. Audio clips will be added to this article soon. Repentance is directed by Philippe Caland and stars Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Mike Epps, Sanaa Lathan and Nicole Ari Parker. The movie follows a life coach who is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client. Read the rest of this entry »

christmas-with-nashvilleA new soundtrack album will be released for the ABC drama Nashville. The album features 12 holiday standards and originals performed by the show’s cast including Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Aubrey Peeples, Will Chase and Lennon & Maisy. The Christmas with Nashville soundtrack will be released both digitally and physically on November 4, 2014. The CD version be available in the U.S. exclusively at Target. Big Machine Records has previously released a number of soundtracks for the ABC show. Check out our previous news article for more information. The third season of Nashville created by Callie Khouri currently airs every Wednesday night on ABC.  Read the rest of this entry »