Film Music Reporter has learned that Lorne Balfe will be the co-composer of Ron Howard’s upcoming comedy The Dilemma alongside Hans Zimmer, who previously has been announced as the film’s composer. In the movie, a man discovers that his best friend’s wife is having an affair. The Dilemma stars Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Connelly and Queen Latifah. Ron Howard and Zimmer have worked together several times before, including Backdraft, The DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons and Frost/Nixon. Balfe and Zimmer recently co-composed the score for Megamind, which is the current #1 movie in the US. Universal Pictures has scheduled a January 14, 2011 release date for the movie. To find out more about the movie and watch the trailer, visit the movie’s official webpage.

Lorne Balfe also recently scored the action adventure movie Ironclad, which marks the composer’s biggest solo project so far. The movie is set in the 13th century where a determined group of Knights Templar defends Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John. Ironclad is directed by Jonathan English and stars Brian Cox, Paul Giamatti, Kate Mara, James Purefoy and Derek Jacobi. No release date has been announced, but a 2011 release is expected.

  1. Bruno Costa says:

    Hans Zimmer is a genius. He became famous to work with Ridley Scott. Today, he’s working with British composer Lorne Balfe and American director Ron Howard. Zimmer and Howard worked previously with: “Backdraft” (1991), “The DaVinci Code” (2006), “Frost/Nixon” (2008) and “Angels & Demons” (2009).

  2. Anonymous says:

    Lorne is Scottish, actually.