Theodore Shapiro has been hired to score the upcoming comedy drama Infinitely Polar Bear. The film is written and directed by Maya Forbes (screenwriter of Monsters vs Aliens and The Rocker) and stars Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana. The movie is set in 1978 and follows a manic depressive father who tries to win back his wife by taking responsibility for their two free spirited daughters. Wally Wolodarsky (The Kennedys), Benji Kohn, Austin Stark & Bingo Gubelmann (Detachment, Happythankyounomoreplease), Sam Bisbee & Galt Niederhoffer (Robot & Frank) are producing the Paper Street Films and Park Pictures production. JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk (Lost, Star Trek) are executive producing the project for Bad Robot. Infinitely Polar Bear is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere in 2014.
Shapiro’s upcoming projects also include Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (set for release on December 25, 2013) and David Frankel’s One Chance, which has just been scheduled for a limited release on December 27 before expanding in early 2014.