Keefus Ciancia is composing the music for the upcoming indie drama Criminal Activities. The film marks the directorial debut of actor Jackie Earle Haley who also stars in the movie alongside John Travolta, Dan Stevens, Michael Pitt, Christopher Abbott and Rob Brown. The drama follows a group of four friends who make a risky investment together that puts them in trouble with the mob. Robert Lowell has written the screenplay. Wayne Rice (Valentine’s Day, Suicide Kings, Dude, Where’s My Car?), Howard Burd and Micah Sparks (4 Minute Mile) are producing the Capacity Pictures, Phoenix Rising Motion Pictures and Producer Capital Fund production. Criminal Activities is expected to premiere later this year.
Ciancia whose previous scoring credits include the features Diana, As Above, So Below, The Motel Life and the TV shows Nashville and Saving Grace has also scored the thriller Strangerland starring Nicole Kidman & Joseph Fiennes, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. No domestic distribution deal has been announced yet.