Jeff Russo to Score ‘Free Ride’

Posted: June 27, 2012 by filmmusicreporter in Film Scoring Assignments
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Jeff Russo has signed on to score the indie drama Free Ride. The film is written and direxted by Shana Sosin (Girls! Girls! Girls!) and stars Anna Paquin as an abused single mother in the 1970s who moves to Florida to make a new life for her two daughters. Cam Gigandet, Drea De Matteo, Liana Liberato, Ava Acres, Jeff Hephner and Brit Morgan are co-starring. Paquin is also producing the movie with Susan Dynner and Cerise Hallam Larkin. The film marks the first project of Paquin’s production company SCAMP. Stephen Moyer, Paquin’s husband and co-star on True Blood, is among the drama’s executive producers. Free Ride is currently in post-production. No word yet on a release date.

Russo is also scoring the second season of the TV drama Necessary Roughness. The show which received a Golden Globe nomination for Callie Thorne’s lead performance for last year’s premiere season currently airs every Wednesday night on USA. Also coming up for the composer is the indie thriller Right Next Door directed by Nicholas Brandt and Lisa Hamil. As previously reported, Russo has also scored the drama About Cherry starring Ashley Hinshaw, Dev Patel, Heather Graham and James Franco. The film premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival and has been picked up by IFC Films for domestic distribution. The movie is currently scheduled for a release on September 21, 2012. Visit IFC’s official film website for more information.