Tony Morales has been tapped to score the supernatural romance In Your Eyes. The film is directed by Brin Hill (screenwriter of Won’t Back Down) and written by The Avengers director Joss Whedon. The movie stars Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield) and Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks) as two people who live on opposite sides of the country, but are able to experience what the other is experiencing, despite being strangers. Mark Feuerstein, Jennifer Grey and Nikki Reed are co-starring. Whedon is producing the Bellwether Pictures production with Kai Cole (Much Ado About Nothing). In Your Eyes is currently in post-production and is expected to be released in 2013.

Morales who recently was nominated for his first Emmy Award for co-scoring History Channel’s hit mini-series Hatfields & McCoys with John Debney is also co-scoring the upcoming thriller Motel with composer Edward Rogers (Warehouse 13, NYPD Blue). The film marks the directorial feature debut of David Grovic and stars John Cusack, Robert De Niro, Crispin Glover and Dominic Purcell. The movie follows a man who must wait for his boss at a seedy motel after killing several men and retrieving a mystery bag. Actor James Russo (Public Enemies, Django Unchained) has written the script with Grovic and Paul Conway performing a rewrite and Peter Graves (Killer Elite) and Warren Ostergard are producing the movie. Motel was shot this summer in New Orleans. A release next year is targeted.

Morales and Edwards have also recently completed scoring the horror thriller The Firstling for Motel‘s producers Graves and Ostergard. The film is directed by Peter Antonejevich and stars Milo Ventimiglia, Gabriel Macht, Andie MacDowell, Rebecca DaCosta and Louis Gossett, Jr.. The movie follows a woman who is pregnant but is afraid of losing her unborn child if she doesn’t avenge a supernatural entity. Graves, Ostergrad and David Jones (Dr. T. and The Women) are producing and Nissar Modi has written the screenplay. A release in 2013 is expected.

  1. Justin Boggan says:

    Morales did some uncredited additional scoring on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (season six), and I’m betting Whedon recommended him to Brin Hill.