Michael Penn is composing the music for the upcoming indie romantic comedy Carrie Pilby. The film marks the directorial debut of producer Susan Johnson (Mean Creek, Eye of the Hurricane) and stars Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer, Colin O’Donoghue, Jason Ritter and William Moseley. The movie is based on Caren Lissner’s best-selling 2003 novel and follows an awkward and isolated 19-year-old genius who is challenged to put her convictions to the test by venturing out on to the NYC dating scene. Kara Holden (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life) has written the screenplay. Johnson is also producing the project with Suzanne Farwell (The Intern), Susan Cartsonis (What Women Want, The DUFF), Brent Emery (The Stanford Prison Experiment) and Lisa Wolofsky. Carrie Pilby will premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Penn is also returning to score the fourth season of Showtime’s Masters of Sex, which will premiere on September 11, as well as the sixth and final season of HBO’s Girls, which will premiere in early 2017.