Three new movies are opening in wide release this weekend:

mamaExpected to top the weekend box office is the supernatural thriller¬†Mama directed by Andy Muschietti and starring Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nellsse. The film’s music is composed by Fernando Velazquez (The Impossible, Devil). Quartet Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score earlier this week. For the full album details and to listen to audio clips, check out our soundtrack announcement, where you can also learn more about the film and watch the trailer.

broken-city-soundtrackAlso opening wide is the crime thriller Broken City directed by Allen Hughes and starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kyle Chandler, Barry Pepper, Natalie Martinez, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Chambers, James Ransone and Griffin Dunne. The film’s music is composed by Atticus Ross (The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Claudia Sarne and Leopold Ross who have previously scored The Book of Eli for Allen Hughes and his brother.¬†Metropolis Music Group has released a soundtrack album featuring the movie’s score. For audio clips and to learn more about the album, visit our previous article.

thelaststandThe final wide release of the week is the action thriller The Last Stand directed by Kim Jee-Woon (A Tale of Two Sisters, The Good, the Bad, the Weird) and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Luis Guzman, Rodrigo Santoro, Zach Gilford, Jaimie Alexander, Genesis Rodriguez and Peter Stormare. The director’s previous musical collaborator Mowg has composed the film’s original score. According to the film’s end credits, a soundtrack album will be released by Lionsgate Records, but no details have been announced at this point. To find out more about the film, visit our scoring assignment announcement and the official movie website.

luvOpening in limited release is the indie drama LUV directed by Cheldon Candis and starring Common, Michael Rainey Jr., Charles S. Dutton, Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Meagan Good, Lonette McKee and Michael Kenneth Williams. The film’s music is written by Portuguese composer Nuno Malo (Amalia). The movie follows a 11-year-old boy who gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the uncle he idolizes. No soundtrack album has been announced. Check out a short interview with composer Malo about his work on the film on ASCAP’s website. To learn more about the drama, visit the official Facebook movie page.