Laurent Eyquem has signed on to score the upcoming Civil War-era drama Copperhead. The film is directed by Ron Maxwell and stars Billy Campbell, Angus MacFadyen and Peter Fonda. The movie based on the epic novel by Harold Frederic and adapted by Bill Kauffman examines the price of dissent amid the hysteria of wartime, as a family is ripped apart by American Civil War-events. Maxwell is producing the Swordspoint Production and John Houston is co-producing. Recording sessions for the music are scheduled to take place in October at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. Studios. Maxwell has earned a reputation in the film music community for his highly effective use of music in his movies. His previous Civil War-themed projects include 1993’s Gettysburg, which was scored by Randy Edelman whose bestselling soundtrack was used in dozens of trailers throughout the 90s, as well as 2003’s Gods and Generals, which featured a critically acclaimed score by John Frizzell and Edelman. Copperhead has just finished principal photography in New Brunswick, Canada. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website.

Eyquem has also scored the drama Winnie directed by Darrell Roodt (Cry, the Beloved Country) and starring Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Wendy Crewson and Elias Koteas. The film follows both the personal and political life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband’s incarceration. The drama premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and a domestic release date announcement is expected soon. To listen to audio clips from Eyquem’s music for Winnie and to learn more about the composer’s past work, visit his official website. Apart from writing the score for Winnie, he also collaborated with Academy Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren on the film’s end credits song, which he arranged and orchestrated. To find out more about the drama, check out the official Facebook movie site.

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