Rob Simonsen is composing the score for the upcoming comedy Bastards. The film marks the directorial debut of cinematographer Lawrence Sher (The Hangover, Garden State) and stars Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, J.K. Simmons, Terry Bradshaw, Jessica Gomes, Katt Williams, Ving Rhames, Katie Aselton and Glenn Close. The movie follows two brothers who set out to find their real father when they find out he is alive after being told he died by their mother when they were young. Justin Malen has written the screenplay. Broderick Johnson & Andrew Kosove (The Blind Side, Prisoners, The Book of Eli) are producing the project for Alcon Entertainment, alongside Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Kindergarten Cop), Tom Pollock (Hitchcock) and Ali Bell (Draft Day) for the Motion Picture Group. Bastards is set to be released on January 27, 2017 by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Simonsen also has the drama Gifted starring Chris Evans and Zach Braff’s Going in Style coming up. The composer also scored Henry Joost’s & Ariel Schulman’s Nerve and Viral, which are both opening in theaters later this month. He also scored the indie drama Miss Stevens directed by Julia Hart and starring Lily Rabe. The movie premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival and is expected to be released this fall by The Orchard.