Andrew Hewitt has signed on to score the upcoming thriller Mojave. The film is written and directed by William Monahan (London Boulevard, screenwriter of The Departed & Kingdom of Heaven) and stars Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Mark Wahlberg, Louise Bourgoin, Walton Goggins and Fran Kranz. The movie follows a near-suicidal artist who escapes into the desert to take an existential crisis head-on, only to encounter a doppelganger-like antagonist in the form of a brilliant, homicidal drifter. Monahan is also producing the project with William Green (Ali G Inda House) of Atlas Independent. Mojave is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere later this year.
Hewitt whose previous film scoring credits include Richard Ayoade’s Submarine and The Double, as well as The Brass Teapot and The Sea also has the British comedy Bill coming up. The film is directed by Richard Bracewell (The Gigolos) and stars Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond. The movie tells the story of what really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’ and how hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his family and home to follow his dream. The BBC Films production is produced by Charles Steel, Alasdair Flind and Tony Bracewell. Bill will be released in the UK on February 20, 2015.