Christophe Beck has been hired to score the upcoming action comedy Tower Heist. The movie directed by Brett Ratner revolves around a team of overworked operations and maintenance workers at a Manhattan luxury highrise who stage an intricately choreographed heist of its penthouse tenant, a Wall Street capitalist who pulled a Ponzi scheme and swindled the staff. The caper pic stars Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick, Tea Leoni, Michael Pena, Alan Alda, Gabourey Sidibe, Judd Hirsch and Nina Arianda. The projects marks the first collaboration between Beck and Ratner. The director has previously worked with such composers as Danny Elfman (Family Man, Red Dragon), Lalo Schifrin (Rush Hour series) and John Powell (X-Men: The Last Stand). Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) is involved in writing the script for Tower Heist and Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) is producing the project for Imagine Entertainment. Universal Pictures will be releasing the film on November 4, 2011.
Beck’s music can currently be heard on the big screen in the comedy hit The Hangover Part II. Next up for the composer is the romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love. As reported earlier this year, the film starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Kevin Bacon and Marisa Tomei centers on a father whose life unravels while he deals with a marital crisis and tries to manage his relationship with his children. The movie is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (I Love You Phillip Morris) and Dan Fogelman (Cars, Tangled) has written the screenplay. A soundtrack album will be released by WaterTower Music, but no announcement has been made if it will include any of Beck’s original score. Crazy, Stupid, Love will be released on June 29. For updates on the project, visit the official movie website.