Three new movies are opening nationwide this week:
Opening in most theaters is the sci-fi adventure The Divergent Series: Allegiant directed by Robert Schwentke and starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Jeff Daniels, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort and Maggie Q. The film’s original music is composed by Joseph Trapanese (Oblivion, Straight Outta Compton) who previously scored last year’s Insurgent. Island Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as the original end credits song Scars by Tove Lo. Check out our previous article for the full album details.
Already in theaters since this past Wednesday is the drama Miracles From Heaven directed by Patricia Riggen and starring Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah, Martin Henderson, John Carroll Lynch, Kylie Rogers and Eugenio Derbez. Carlo Siliotto (The Punisher, Fluke, Nomad: The Warrior) who previously collaborated with the director on Under the Same Moon has composed the film’s original music. Madison Gate Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and to learn more about the Sony Pictures/Tristar release.
Also opening wide is the indie comedy The Bronze directed by Bryan Buckley and starring Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Cecily Strong and Haley Lu Richardson. The film’s original music is composed by Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Casa De Mi Padre, Bachelorette, Sleeping with Other People), who also worked on the movie’s original songs. No soundtrack album has been announced yet. The comedy premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and is being released by Sony Pictures Classics. Visit the official movie website for more information.
Opening in limited release is the sci-fi drama Midnight Special written and directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher, Sam Shepard, Bill Camp, Scott Haze and Paul Sparks. David Wingo (Our Brand Is Crisis, All the Real Girls, Maggie) who previously scored the director’s Take Shelter and Mud has composed the film’s original music. WaterTower Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. Check out our previous news article for the full album details and to learn more about the Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Also opening in limited release is the indie drama The Confirmation written and directed by Bob Nelson and starring Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt, Jaeden Lieberher, Matthew Modine, Robert Forster, Stephen Tobolowsky and Tim Blake Nelson. The film’s original music is composed by Jeff Cardoni (CSI: Miami, The Grinder, Just Friends, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates). No word yet on a soundtrack release. The Confirmation follows an 8-year-old boy and his estranged father who are two days together for the first time in forever. The drama is being released by Lionsgate/Saban Films in theaters and on VOD.
Also opening in select cities is the biographical drama The Program directed by Stephen Frears and starring Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Jesse Plemons, Lee Pace, Denis Menochet and Dustin Hoffman. Alex Heffes (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, 11.22.63) has composed the film’s original music. A soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as songs by Ramones, Primal Scream, Lemonheads, Leonard Cohen & more was released overseas last year when the movie opened in the UK. Click here for the full album details. The drama is being released in the U.S. by Entertainment One in theaters and on VOD.
Another limited release this week is the indie drama Krisha written and directed by Trey Edward Shults and starring Krisha Fairchild, Robyn Fairchild, Bill Wise, Trey Edward Shults, Chris Doubek, Olivia Grace Applegate, Alex Dobrenko and Chase Joliet. The film’s original music is composed by Brian McOmber (Ugly, Stockholm, Pennsylvania). No soundtrack album has been released. Krisha is set in Texas and follows a family over a turbulent Thanksgiving weekend. The drama premiered at last year’s SXSW Film Festival and is being released by A24 Films. Visit the official movie website for more information.
Also opening in select theaters is the French drama My Golden Days co-written and directed by Arnaud Desplechin and starring Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet and Mathieu Amalric. Grégoire Hetzel (Incendies, The Tree, Agnus Dei) has composed the film’s original music. A soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as Roxanne Shante’s song 1989 was released overseas last month. Check out soundtrack announcement for the full album details and to learn more about the Magnolia Pictures release.