Daniel Pemberton has recently recorded his score for Ridley Scott’s upcoming thriller The Counselor. The film starring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Rosie Perez and Dean Norris follows a lawyer who finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. Novelist Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men, The Road) wrote the screenplay. Scott is also producing the Scott Free and Chockstone Pictures production with Nick Wechsler (Magic Mike, We Own the Night) and Steve Schwartz & Paula Mae Schwartz (Killing Them Softly, The Road). The music was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London. The project marks Pemberton’s first collaboration with Scott. The composer’s previous film scoring credits include The Awakening and the thriller Blood starring Paul Bettany, Mark Strong and Paul Cox, which has recently been acquired by Image Entertainment for U.S. distribution. Scott’s last five directorial efforts, including American Gangster, Robin Hood and Prometheus featured scores by Marc Streitenfeld. The Counselor is set to be released on November 15, 2013 by 20th Century Fox.
Pemberton also has the thriller In Fear coming up. The movie marks the feature directorial debut of Jeremy Lovering and stars Alice Englert, Iain De Caestecker and Allen Leech. The film follows a couple with plans to stay at a countryside hotel and soon becomes lost in a maze of country roads and the target of an unknown tormentor. Nira Park (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and James Biddle are producing the thriller, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Pemberton co-scored the project with Roly Porter. The movie is set to be released in the UK this fall. No word yet on domestic distribution.