imageLakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for the thriller Perfect Sisters. The album features the songs from the film, including a cover of the Carl Perkins classic Honey Don’t by Johnzo West, The Worst Part/Auld Lang Syne performed by actors Abigail Breslin and Cassidy Reiff, as well as tracks by AWOLNATION, At, Vincent, Hyper Crush, Matt & Kim and more. Also included are four tracks from the film’s original score composed by Grammy-nominated electronic musician and producer Carmen Rizzo. The soundtrack will be released digitally on May 6, 2014. Check back on this page for audio clips. Perfect Sisters is directed by Stan Brooks and stars Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley and Mira Sorvino. The movie is based on the Toronto “Bathtub Girls” case and follows two abused and neglected teenage girls who almost get away with murder. Read the rest of this entry »

imageLa-La Land Records has announced the world premiere soundtrack release for the 2004 comedy The Stepford Wives directed by Frank Oz and starring Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick and Bette Midler. The album features the film’s original music composed by David Arnold (Independence Day, Casino Royale, Stargate), including a number of alternate cues and music not used in the film. The soundtrack for the Paramount Pictures production is limited to 1500 copies. To listen to audio clips and to check out the full album details, visit the label’s official website. The CD is also available to order on Amazon. Read the rest of this entry »

imageLakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for the horror sequel Wolf Creek 2. The album features the film’s original score composed by Johnny Klimek (Cloud Atlas, One Hour Photo, The International). Also included are the songs from the film by such artists as Steppenwolf, The Tokens, Nellie Melba and Patsy Cline. The soundtrack will be released digitally on May 6, 2014. Audio clips will be added to this article soon. Wolf Creek 2 is directed by Greg McLean and stars John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Philippe Klaus and Shannon Ashlyn. The movie is the sequel to the 2005 Australian hit film and follows another unwitting tourist who becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killer Mick Taylor. Read the rest of this entry »

Guillaume Roussel to Score ‘Outcast’

Posted: April 22, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Scoring Assignments
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outcastGuillaume Roussel has been tapped to score the upcoming martial arts action movie Outcast. The film marks the directorial debut of stunt coordinator and fight choreographer Nick Powell and stars Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen and Liu Yifei. The movie is set in the 12th Century and follows two European Crusaders who chose to wander off toward western China, where they become entangled in romance and antagonism with local royalty. James Dormer (Strike Back) has written the screenplay. Jeremy Bolt (Resident EvilDeath Race) is producing the project with Alan Zhang, Karine Martin (The Moth Diaries), Leonard Glowinski, Ying Ye, Gary Hamilton (Bait), Chris Milburn (GetawayAn American Haunting), George Mizen and Tove Christensen (Shattered Glass).  Read the rest of this entry »

newport-beach-film-festivalOn Sunday, April 27, the Newport Beach Film Festival Seminar Series will present the composer panel Lights, Camera, Action – Creating Music for the Action Film (and other genres). The participating composers include John Ottman (X2Superman ReturnsThe Fantastic Four) who recently completed his score for X-Men: Days of Future PastChristophe Beck (Frozen, The Hangover) who most recently finished work on the sci-fi action film Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise, Christopher Young (Spider-Man 3, Entrapment) who scored this year’s martial arts epic The Monkey King, one of the all-time highest grossing films in China, Marco Beltrami (World War ZThe Wolverine) whose action movie credits in 2014 include the upcoming November Man starring Pierce Brosnan and Stephen Endelman (Home of the Brave) whose most recent feature Rob the Mob  is currently playing in select theaters. Read the rest of this entry »

nathan-barrNathan Barr revealed in a recent interview with Billboard that he will be co-scoring the upcoming thriller The Boy Next Door with Randy Edelman who was previously announced as the composer of the film. The movie is directed by Rob Cohen (xXxThe Fast and the Furious, DragonheartThe Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) and stars Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth and John Corbett. The thriller scripted by Barbara Curry follows a newly separated mother who begins an affair with a teenage neighbor who befriends her son. Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Sinister) is producing the Blumhouse, Nuyorican and Smart Entertainment production with John Jacobs (Ted, Blades of Glory), Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas (Maid in Manhattan, Mona Lisa Smile) and Benny Medina (The Fighting Temptations). Read the rest of this entry »

star-wars-rebelsDuring this past weekend’s WonderCon in Anaheim, CA, it was revealed that composer Kevin Kiner will be composing the score for the upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebel. The show is set between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope and takes place in a time when the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. The series’ voice cast includes Freddie Prinze, Jr., Taylor Gray, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar and Vanessa Marshall. Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First ClassJumper) is executive producing the Lucasfilm Animation productin with Dave Filoni and Greg Weisman (Young Justice). Read the rest of this entry »

‘Chef’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: April 20, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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chefMilan Records will release a soundtrack album for Jon Favreau’s comedy Chef. The album features the songs from the film by artists including Pete Rodriguez, Courtney John, The Martinis, Liquid Liquid, Louie Ramirez, El Michels Affair and more . Also included is a cue by composer Lyle Workman (SuperbadThe 40-Year Old Virgin) who wrote additional music for the film. The soundtrack will be released digitally on May 6, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. A CD version will be released later in May and is available for pre-order hereChef is written and directed by Favreau who also stars in the film alongside Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey, Jr. The movie follows a chef who quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner.  Read the rest of this entry »

in-my-dreamsPremiering tonight on ABC is the Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie In My Dreams directed by Kenny Leon and starring Katherine McPhee, Mike Vogel and JoBeth Williams. The film’s original music is composed by William Ross (Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsMy Dog SkipLadder 49). The composer recorded his score at Abbey Road Studios in London. A soundtrack album featuring Ross’ music will be released soon. Check back on this page for the details. To learn more about the drama, visit ABC’s official movie website. Read the rest of this entry »

BAD TEACHERLyle Workman is composing the original music for the new CBS comedy Bad Teacher. The show is based on the 2011 feature starring Cameron Diaz and follows a fearless and unapologetic former trophy wife who masquerades as a teacher in order to find a new man after her wealthy husband leaves her penniless. The series stars Ari Graynor, Kristin Davis, David Alan Grier, Sara Gilbert, Ryan Hansen and Sara Rodier. Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg (The OfficeYear One) who produced the movie version are executive producing the Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios production with Hilary Winston (CommunityMy Name is Earl), Jimmy Miller (Step BrothersThe Other Guys), Sam Hansen and Michael Lasker. Read the rest of this entry »