John Debney has two new scoring assignments coming up. He will be scoring the thriller The Double, which marks screenwriter Michael Brandt’s (3:10 To Yuma, Wanted) directing debut. Topher Grace, Richard Gere, Stana Katic, Odette Yustman and Michael Sheen lead the film’s cast. The movie centers on a retired CIA operative who is paired with a young FBI agent to unravel the mystery of a senator’s murder, with all signs pointing to a Soviet assassin. The Double is currently being shot and produced by Hyde Park Entertainment. The movie is expected to premiere in theaters in 2011. 

In a recent live video chat with the composer, Debney also confirmed that he is involved in Robert Rodriguez’ upcoming action thriller Machete. In the movie, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss after being betrayed by the organization who hired him. 20th Century Fox will release the movie on September 3. The movie is co-directed by Rodriguez, who worked with Debney multiple times and also produced the new Predators movie which is coming out this Friday with Debney’s score being released by La La-Land-Records later this month. To watch a recording of the complete video chat with Debney talking about his career, working on Predators and Iron Man 2 among other topics check out Film Music Live, a new bi-weekly chat show with composers and other musicians and artists talking about past and present projects.

For another audio interview with the composer focusing on his Predators score, also check out the latest episode of Film Music Magazine’s On The Score.

Also coming up for Debney is the comedy A Thousand Words, which the composer has finished scoring a while ago. The movie starring Eddie Murphy, Ariel Winter, Kerry Washington and Allison Janney is still awaiting a domestic release date. The film directed by Brian Robbins centers around a guy who learns that he has only 1’000 words left before he will die. Robinson and Debney have worked together before on the Eddie Murphy-starring comedy Meet Dave. An announcement about A Thousand Words’ release is expected to be made in the near future.