effie-grayPaul Cantelon has composed the score for the period drama Effie Gray. The film is directed by Richard Laxton (An Englishman in New York) and stars Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane and Derek Jacobi. The movie centers on the unfortunate marriage between Euphemia Gray and the famed critic John Ruskin in 1840’s London. Thompson stars as Lady Eastlake, an art critic and historian who was also one of Gray’s friends. Thompson also wrote the screenplay and Don Rosenfeld & Andreas Roald (Voyage of Time) are producing the project for Sovereign Films. Effie Gray is expected to premiere later this year. No release date and distribution deal have been announced yet.

Cantelon whose best known previous film scoring credits include The Diving and the Butterfly, The Other Boleyn Girl and Conviction has also scored the upcoming coming-of-age drama Wish You Well. The film is directed by Darnell Martin (Cadillac Records, Their Eyes Were Watching God) and stars Ellen Burstyn, Josh Lucas, Mackenzie Foy,  Ned Bellamy , Laura Fraser, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick and JP Vanderloo. The movie is based on the novel by David Baldacci (Absolute Power) and follows a young girl who moves from New York with her younger brother to live with their great-grandmother on a Virginia farm and comes closer to understanding the land and roots that inspired her father’s writings. Baldacci is producing the project with Karen Spiegel and Sara Elizabeth Timmins. Wish You Well is expected to be released later this year.

The composer has also scored the documentary Kiss the Water directed by Eric Steel (The Bridge). The movie focuses on the life  of Megan Boyd, a fishing fly-maker who became an internationally renowned artisan and supplier to, among others, Prince Charles. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. No word yet on a release date. Cantelon’s other upcoming projects include the indie drama Immigrant written and directed by Barry Shurchin and starring Paul Sorvino, Harry Hamlin, Michael Lerner, Andrew Divoff, Angela Gots and Frederick Lawrence. The film tells the story of a Russian boy and his parents during their first turbulent years in America and is expected to be released later this year.

  1. fitzmorris says:

    the score has been recorded in Prague several weeks ago at CNSO studios.

  2. Justin Boggan says:

    Yes, in May. Replacing Patrick Doyle.

  3. fitzmorris says:

    not really. since the movie has been delayed a number of times and Doyle has been working simultaneously on two projects at the same time as Cantelon was scoring this one, it most likely just got impossible for him to do for scheduling reason. Or do you have any proof or confirmation Doyle actually composed anything for the movie?

  4. Justin Boggan says:

    Delaying has nothing to do with replacing. A composer can replace another on a film what ever the circunstances are, but that has nothing to do with score done or not done. I’ve yet to research if he recorded anything.

  5. Macejko says:

    If they replaced Doyle, this score better be fucking incredible, because that is just nonsense.

  6. Jeff T. says:

    I doubt Doyle recorded or even composed anything, the only article mentioning his involvement was published months before they finished shooting.