Rob Simonsen has been hired to score the indie comedy The Way, Way Back. The film marks the directorial debut of Jim Rash and Nat Faxon and stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, AnnaSophia Robb, Allison Janney and Amanda Peet. The movie follows a teen boy who struggles to find himself as he comes to terms with his unattentive mother and cheating stepfather during summer vacation. Rash and Faxon who received an Academy Award for writing last year’s The Descendants have penned the screenplay. Kevin Walsh is producing through his production company and Tom Rice is producing for Sycamore Pictures. It has just been announced that The Way, Way Back will be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Simonsen whose previous credits include (500) Days of Summer and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World has also scored Imogene starring Kristen Wiig, Annette Benning and Darren Criss. The film premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival and has been picked up by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions for a release in 2013. As previously reported, the composer also has the drama The English Teacher starring Julianne Moore and Greg Kinnear coming up.