Jonathan Goldsmith has been hired to score the upcoming TV mini-series Titanic. The project is directed by Jon Jones (Northanger Abbey, Going Postal) and written by Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, The Tourist, The Young Victoria). The production stars Ben Bishop,┬áLinus Roache, Geraldine Somerville, Toby Jones, Glen Blackhall, Ruth Bradley, Noah Reed, David Eisner, Celia Imrie and Linda Kash. It has been reported that the four-part series will focus on different characters ranging from steerage passengers to upper class guests. Each point of view will culminate in a cliff-hanger as the ship begins to flounder, building to an explosive conclusion which draws together each of the stories. Nigel Stafford-Clark and Chris Thompson are producing and Simon Vaughan is executive producing the project. Titanic will be airing on ABC next spring. No exact air date has been announced yet, but the mini-series is expected to premiere around April 2012, which sees the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the HMS Titanic (as well as the 3D re-release of James Cameron’s movie version).

Goldsmith, whose best known credits include Away From Her and Casino Jack also has the comedy drama Take This Waltz starring Seth Rogen, Michelle Williams, Sarah Silverman and Luke Kirby coming up as reported earlier this year. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this year and has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures for a domestic release in early summer 2012.