Three new movies are opening in wide release this weekend:

Opening in most theaters is the horror thriller Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark directed by Troy Nixey, produced by Guillermo Del Toro and starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison. The film’s music is composed by Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders. A soundtrack album featuring the score has been released digitally earlier this week and will be coming out on CD on September 27 on Lakeshore Records. For audio clips and more details, visit our previous article.

Also opening wide is the indie comedy Our Idiot Brother directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy, Rashida Jones and Shirley Knight. Nathan Larson and Eric D. Johnson composed the movie’s score. Abkco Records has released a soundtrack album including selections of the score, as well as several songs from the movie. To listen to audio clips and find out more about the release, visit our soundtrack announcement.

The third wide release of the weekend is the action thriller Colombiana directed by Olivier Megaton, produced and co-written by Luc Besson and starring Zoe Saldana, Jordi Molla, Lennie James, Michael Vartan and Cliff Curtis. The film’s music is written by Nathaniel Mechaly (Taken). No soundtrack album has been announced so far. For more information about the film and to watch the trailer, check out our scoring assignment announcement.

Opening in limited release is the thriller Brighton Rock directed by Rowan Joffe and starring Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Phil Davis and Andy Serkis. The film based on the novel by Graham Greene tells the story of young man who is looking to become a player in organized crime and a waitress in possession of incriminating evidence. The film’s score is composed by Martin Phipps (Harry Brown, North & South). Silva Screen Records has released a soundtrack album featuring Phipps’ score. The release is available digitally on Amazon and the CD is available as an import in the online store. To learn more about the film, visit IFC’s movie website.

Also opening in select ciities is the indie drama Higher Ground directed by Vera Farmiga who also stars in the movie alongside Donna Murphy, John Hawkes, Joshua Leonard and Bill Irwin. Alec Puro (The Art of Getting By) composed the movie’s score. No soundtrack album has been released. The movie based on Carolyn S. Briggs’ autobiographical book This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found follows the experiences of a woman and her husband in an evangelical Christian community. For more details about the drama, visit the official movie website.

The final limited release of the week is the Iranian drama Circumstance. The movie written and directed by Maryam Keshavarz revolves around a wealthy family in Iran struggling to contain a teen’s growing sexual rebellion and her brother’s dangerous obsession. The movie’s music is composed by Gingger Shankar. No soundtrack album has officially been announced yet. To find out more about the project, visit our previous article.