malalaThomas Newman is composing the music for the upcoming documentary He Named Me Malala. The film is directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) and tells the story of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The movie also examines how Malala, her father, Zia, and her family are now committed to fighting for education for all girls. Guggenheim is also producing the project with Walter Parkes & Laurie MacDonald (Men in Black, The Ring, Catch Me If You Can, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events). He Named Me Malala is set to be released on October 2, 2015 by Fox Searchlight. The documentary will also air next year on the National Geographic Channels in 171 countries. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website.

As previously reported, Newman also has Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and the James Bond movie Spectre coming up. The composer will also return to score Pixar Animation’s Finding Dory. The film is written and directed by Andrew Stanton and features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell and Willem Dafoe. The movie is set 6 months after the events of Finding Nemo and follows Dory who recalls her childhood memories and sets out and arrives at an institute for undersea animals, where she befriends Hank the Octopus, who becomes her guide to find her family. Newman previously received an Academy Award nomination for his score for the original movie. He also composed the music for Stanton’s Pixar film Wall-E. Finding Dory is set to be released on June 17, 2016.