Carter Burwell has been hired to score the upcoming crime thriller Legend. The film is written and directed by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River, 42, Payback) and stars Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Aneurin Barnard, Colin Morgan, Paul Anderson, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri and Tara Fitzgerald. The movie follows the rise and fall of the Kray twins, notorious gangsters who dominated London crime in the sixties. Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner (Atonement, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Les Miserables, The Theory of Everything), Christopher Clark (Calvary, The Guard) and Quentin Curtis (London Boulevard) are producing the Working Title production. Burwell has previously collaborated with Helgeland on 1998’s A Knight’s Tale. Legend is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere in 2015.
Burwell’s upcoming projects also include Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen and Toddy Hayne’s Carol starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara. The composer is also scoring the upcoming stop motion animated feature Anomalisa. The film is written and co-directed by Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and features the voice talent of Jennifer Jason Leigh and David Thewlis. Duke Johnson is co-directing the movie, which follows a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. Burwell has previously scored the Kaufman-scripted features Being John Malkovich and Adaptaion. Anomalisa is expected to premiere next year.