Theodore Shapiro is set to reteam with director Jay Roach on the upcoming comedy Dog Fight. The movie stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two rival politicians running for a congressional seat in a small North Carolina district election. Jason Sudekis, Brian Cox, Dylan McDermott, Sarah Baker, Katherine LaNasa, Dan Akroyd and John Lithgow are co-starring. The film’s script is written by Chris Henchy (The Other Guys) and Shawn Harwell (Eastbound & Down). Ferrell is producing the project with Adam McKay through Gary Sanchez Productions and Roach and Galifianikis are also producing. Roach has previously collaborated with Shapiro on the 2010 comedy Dinner for Schmucks starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, as well as the upcoming HBO drama Game Change starring Julianne Moore, Ed Harris and Woody Harrelson. Dog Fight is scheduled to be released on August 10, 2012 by Warner Bros Pictures.
Shapiro is currently recording his big orchestral score for Aardman’s animated feature The Pirates! Band of Misfits at Abbey Road Studios in London. The film is scheduled for a release on March 30, 2012. As previously announced, the composer also has the drama Great Hope Springs starring Steve Carrell and Meryl Streep coming out later this year.