Cliff Martinez has been hired to score the upcoming thriller The Company You Keep. The movie is directed by Robert Redford who also stars in the film alongside Shia LaBeouf, Nick Nolte, Sam Elliott, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Nick Nolte, Julie Christie, Richard Jenkins, Susan Sarandon, Stephen Root and Stanley Tucci. The thriller is written by Lem Dobbs (The Score, The Limey) based on a novel by Neil Gordon and centers on a former militant wanted by the FBI who must go on a run after his true identity is exposed by an ambitious young reporter. Redford is producing the film with Bill Holderman (The Conspirator) through his Wilwood Enterprises production company and Nicholas Chartier (The Hurt Locker) is producing through Voltage Pictures. The project marks the first collaboration between Martinez and Redford who has previously worked with composer Mark Isham on four of his directorial features (including A River Runs Through It, as well as Thomas Newman (The Horse Whisperer), Rachel Portman (The Legend of Bagger Vance) and Dave Grusin (The Milagro Beanfield War). The Company You Keep is expected to be released later this year.
Martinez is coming off his most successful year of his film scoring career to date, which included the release of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive (one of the bestselling soundtracks of 2011), Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and the critical hit The Lincoln Lawyer. The composer has also scored the thriller Arbitrage starring Richard Gere, Tim Roth and Susan Sarandon, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month and has been acquired by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions for a release later this year. Martinez is also attached to score Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives starring Ryan Gosling, which is currently being shot in Bangkok, Thailand.