Nathan Larson has composed the score for the indie drama Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes. The film is written and directed by Francesca Gregorini and stars Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel, Alfred Molina, Frances O’Connor, Jimmi Simpson and Aneurin Barnard. The movie centers on 17-year old troubled girl and her obsession with a new neighbor’s resemblance to her dead mother as the girl agrees to babysit the woman’s lifelike doll. Gregorini is producing the project with Matthew R. Brady and actress Rooney Mara is co-producing with Tatiana Von Furstenberg. Gregoroni has previously collaborated with composer Roger Neill on her previous feature Tanner Hall. Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.
Larson whose previous film scoring credits include Boy’s Don’t Cry, Margin Call and The Messenger is also scoring the upcoming thriller Plus One. The film is directed by Dennis Illiadis who previously helmed the 2009 remake of The Last House on the Left and centers on a mysterious phenomenon that disrupts the party of the decade, with the evening quickly descending into violent chaos. Ashley Hinshaw, Rhys Wakefield, Logan Miller and Natalie Hall are starring in the movie. Tim Perell (Last Chance Harvey, Shortbus) is producing the film for his Process Film production company. A release later this year is expected. Also coming up for Larson is the thriller Girls Against Boys. The movie is written and directed by Austin Chick and stars Danielle Panabaker as a student who, after a brutal sexual assault, teams up with a fellow nightclub bartender. Nicole LaLiberte is co-starring in the film, which premiered at last year’s SXSW Film Festival and has been picked up by Anchor Bay Films for a limited theatrical release this February.