Heather McIntosh has signed on to score the upcoming sci-fi thriller Z for Zachariah. The film is directed by Craig Zobel and stars Chris Pine, Margot Robbie and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The movie based on the novel by Robert O’Brien of the same title is set in a post-apocalyptic world and follows a young woman who lives on a farm believing she is the last of the human race and whose world is turned upside down when two strangers wander in from the forest. Nissar Modi has written the Black List-honored screenplay. Tobey Maguire & Matthew Plouffe are producing the project for Material Pictures, alongside Skuli Malmquist & Thor Sigurjonsson for Zik Zak Filmworks and Joni Sighvatsson (Brothers, K-19: The Widowmaker) for Palomar Pictures. Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit) is among the movie’s executive producers. McIntosh has previously scored Zobel’s last feature Compliance. Z for Zachariah is currently in post-production. No word yet on a premiere date.
As previously reported, McIntosh also has the indie drama The White City starring Thomas Dekker & Haley Bennett coming up. She has also composed the music for three movies that recently premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, including Leigh Janiak’s thriller Honeymoon, which was picked up by Magnolia Pictures’ Magnet Releasing label for a release later this year; the indie drama Faults starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Lance Reddick; and Diane Whitten’s documentary Vessel (co-scored with T Griffin).