Nick Urata to Score ‘Paddington’

Posted: September 17, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Scoring Assignments
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paddingtonNick Urata has been tapped to score the upcoming family comedy Paddington. The film is written and directed by Paul King (Come Fly With Me, Bunny and the Bull) and stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent and Peter Capaldi. Ben Whishaw provides the voice of Paddington. The movie is based on Michael Bond’s best-selling novels and tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. David Heyman (Harry Potter series, Gravity, I Am Legend) is producing the Studiocanal production. Paddington is set to be released in the UK on November 28, 2014 and arrives in the U.S. on December 12, 2014. For updates on the film, which is being distributed domestically by the Weinstein Company, visit the official movie website.

As previously reported, Urata who previously scored such films as Ruby Sparks, Crazy, Stupid, Love and I Love You Phillip Morris also has the caper comedy Focus starring Will Smith coming up. The composer also contributed music to Tom McCarthy’s The Cobbler starring Adam Sandler, which recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was picked up by Image Entertainment for domestic distribution.