David Buckley has been tapped to score the upcoming horror thriller Leatherface. The film is directed by Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury (Inside) and stars Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Sam Strike and Julian Kostov. The movie is a prequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and follows a teenage Leatherface as he escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Seth M. Sherwood wrote the screenplay. Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman & Carl Mazzocone (Texas Chainsaw 3D) and Les Weldon (The Expendables series, Conan the Barbarian) are producing the Millennium Films production. Leatherface is expected to be released in 2016 by Lionsgate.
Buckley also has the comedy Grimsby coming up. The film is directed by Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk, The Transporter, Now You See Me) and stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Penelope Cruz, Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher, Annabelle Wallis and Ian McShane. The movie follows a British black ops spy who is forced to team up with his idiotic English football hooligan brother. Baron Cohen also co-wrote the screenplay with Phil Johnston (Wreck-It-Ralph, Cedar Rapids) and Peter Baynham (Hotel Transylvania, Arthur Christmas). He is also producing the project with Nira Park (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Attack the Block, Paul). Grimsby will be released on March 4, 2016 by Sony Pictures.