danny-elfmanDanny Elfman has been tapped to score the upcoming documentary The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld. The film is directed by Errol Morris (The Fog of War, Tabloid) and draws on hours of filmed interviews and previously unpublished material from Rumsfeld’s private archive and looks at the former United States Secretary of Defense’s role in American history from Watergate to 9/11. Robert Fernandez and Amanda Branson Gill are producing the project for Moxie Pictures. The History Films, Radius-TWC and Participant Media production marks Elfman’s second collaboration with Morris following 2008’s Standard Operating Procedure. The Unknown Known is expected to premiere later this year and will be released theatrically in the US by the Weinstein Company’s Radius label.

Coming up next for Elfman is the animated feature Epic from Blue Sky Studios.