rob-simonsenRob Simonsen has been tapped to score the upcoming Kickstarter-funded drama Wish I Was Here. The movie marks Zach Braff’s second directorial feature following the indie hit Garden State and stars himself, as well as Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Ashley Greene, Jim Parsons and Josh Gad. The film centers on a struggling actor, husband and father who is trying to find his identity and purpose in his mid-30s and winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education. Braff has also co-written the screenplay with his brother Adam. Stacey Sher (Erin Brockovich, Django Unchained) and Michael Shamberg (Contagion, Get Shorty) are producing the project for their Double Feature Films production company. Simonsen is coming off his most successful year as a composer to date, having scored the indie hits The Spectacular Now and The Way, Way Back, both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and opened in theaters this past summer. Wish I Was Here is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere in 2014.