Hauschka (aka Volker Bertelmann) has been hired to score the upcoming period drama Ashes in the Snow. The film is directed by Marius Markevicius (The Other Dream Team) and stars Bel Powley, Jonah Hauer-King, Martin Wallstrom, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Sophie Cookson, Peter Franzen, Sam Hazeldine, James Cosmo, Adrian Schiller and Tom Sweet. The movie is based on Ruta Sepetys’ best-selling novel Between Shades of Gray and follows a 16-year-old girl who is forced to live in a Siberian work camp amid Stalin’s reign of terror in the Baltic region and attempts to use her art to send messages to her imprisoned father. Ben York Jones (Like Crazy, Breathe In) has written the screenplay. Markevicius is also producing the project with Chris Coen (A Single Shot, Funny Games, Wristcutters: A Love Story) and Zilvinas Naujokas. Ashes in the Snow is expected to premiere in 2017.
Hauschka’s recent projects include Garth Davis’ Lion, which he co-scored with Dustin O’Halloran and is set to be released next month. He also composed the music for the James Franco-directed In Dubious Battle, which premiered at this year’s Venice and Toronto Film Festivals and is currently awaiting a domestic distribution deal.