Jeff Cardoni has been hired to score the upcoming drama The Confirmation. The movie marks the directorial debut of Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Bob Nelson (Nebraska) and stars Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Forster, Matthew Modine and Stephen Tobolowsky. The film follows an 8-year-old boy and his estranged father who are two days together for the first time in forever, as the boy’s mom and new husband head off to a religious retreat. Nelson has also written the screenplay and is producing the project with Todd Hoffman (Love Stinks, Labor Pains). Robert Halmi Jr. (Farscape), Jim Reeve and Robert Friedman are executive producing. The Confirmation is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere later this year.
Also coming up for the composer whose previous scoring credits include Just Friends, CSI: Miami, Step Up All In, FX’s Married and HBO’s Silicon Valley is the comedy The Better Half. The film is directed by Michael Winnick and stars Jamie Bamber, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Chris Parnell and Amanda Leighton. The movie follows a mother who dies unexpectedly, leaving her soul split, one-half redeemable and the other in need of redemption. Cardoni has previously scored Winnick’s last feature Girls, Guns & Gambling. The Better Half is expected to be released later in 2015.