Theodore Shapiro has been hired to score the upcoming comedy The Intern. The film is written and directed by Nancy Meyers and stars Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Zack Pearlman, Adam DeVine, Reid Scott, Andrew Rannells, Anders Holm, Nat Wolff, Linda Lavin and Christina Scherer. The movie centers on a 70-year-old widower who discovers that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site. Meyers is also producing the film with Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Captain Phillips) and Suzanne McNeill Farwell. The writer/director has previously collaborated with Hans Zimmer on her last couple of features, including Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday and It’s Complicated, while her first directorial efforts The Parent Trap and What Women Want were scored by Alan Silvestri. The Intern is set to be released on September 25, 2015 by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Shapiro has also been recording his score for Paul Feig’s Spy starring Melissa McCarthy this week on the Newman Scoring Stage at Fox Studios in Los Angeles. The composer’s other upcoming projects include the biographical drama Trumbo. The film is directed by Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Meet the Parents) and stars Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, John Goodman and Alan Tudyk. The movie tells the story of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was the highest paid screenwriter in the world in the 1930s who was blacklisted in the 1940s for being a Communist. John McNamara has written the screenplay. Michael London (Sideways, The Illusionist) is producing the project with McNamara, Janice Williams (Lola Versus, Very Good Girls), Nimitt Mankad (Danny Collins), Shivani Rawat, Monica Levinson (Bruno) and Kevin Brown. Shapiro has previously collaborated with Roach on his last couple of films, including Dinner for Schmucks, The Campaign and HBO’s Game Change. Trumbo is currently in post-prodcution and is expected to be released later this year.