Marcelo Zarvos has been hired to score the upcoming drama Steel Town. The project which was originally entitled Still I Rise stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter, Lance Reddick, Rosie Perez and Oscar Isaac. The movie centers on two mothers who channel frustration into action and join forces to transform an inner-city public school in Pittsburgh. The film is directed by Daniel Barnz who previously collaborated with the composer on this year’s teen romance Beastly. Barnz also co-wrote the project’s script with Brin Hill and Mark Johnson (Rain Man, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Notebook) is producing. Still I Rise is produced by Walden Media (The Chronicle of Narnia series) and will be distributed domestically by 20th Century Fox. A release of the film in 2012 is expected.

Also coming up for Zarvos is Barry Levinson’s sci-fi film The Bay. The composer’s music for Curtis Hanson’s HBO drama Too Big to Fail will be released next month by Varese Sarabande.