beachesLesley Barber has been tapped to score the upcoming Lifetime original movie Beaches. The film is directed by Allison Anders (Grace of My Heart, Gas, Food Lodging) and stars Idina Menzel, Nia Long, Gabriella Pizzolo, Grace Capeless, Jodi Capeless, Sanai Victoria and Antonio Cupo. The movie is a remake of the 1988 feature of the same title (scored by Georges Delerue) starring Bette Midler and centers on a meeting of two youngsters on the Venice Boardwalk, who, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on an unexpected and lifelong friendship. Bart Barker (Supercross) and Nikole Beckwith (About Ray) have written the script based on the novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Denise Di Novi (Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Heathers) and Alison Greenspan (If I Stay, The Best of Me) are producing the project. The drama will also feature new takes on the classic songs Wind Beneath My Wings and The Glory of Love and includes several other songs recorded specifically for the movie. Beaches is set to premiere on January 21, 2017 on Lifetime. Visit the official movie website for more information.

Barber’s other upcoming projects also include the Lawrence Jackman- & Attiya Khan-directed documentary A Better Man about the effects of domestic violence against women. Her most recent major feature project is Kenneth Logeran’s drama Manchester by the Sea starring Casey Affleck. The film is currently playing in select cities and will expand to more markets over the next few weeks.