Marco Beltrami has been hired to score the upcoming thriller The Coup. The film is directed by John Erick Dowdle (Devil, Quarantine) and stars Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Sterling Jerins. The movie follows an American family who move to Southeast Asia and find themselves entangled in a violent coup in which merciless rebels attack the city. The director has also co-written the screenplay with his brother, Drew Dowdle, who is producing the project with Michel Litvak, David Lancaster & Gary Michael Walters (Drive, Legion, The Hole). The Coup is set to be released on March 6, 2015 by the Weinstein Company.
Beltrami (World War Z, Scream, 3:10 to Yuma) also has the sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans coming up. He will be performing of a special musical suite from the score prior to the film’s U.S. premiere tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival, alongside violinist Sandy Cameron and other soloists. The composer has also scored the thriller November Man starring Pierce Brosnan. Varese Sarabande will release soundtrack albums for both Snowpiercer and November Man this summer. Also coming up for the composer is the crime thriller The Drop starring Tom Hardy & James Gandolfini, the fantasy adventure Seventh Son starring Jeff Bridges & Julianne Moore, the Danish TV series 1864 and Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman starring Hilary Swank & Meryl Streep, which recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and will be released stateside by Saban Films later this year.