Four new movies are opening nationwide this week:
Already playing nationwide since this past Wednesday is the animated feature Sing directed by Garth Jennings and starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane,Taron Egerton, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly and Nick Kroll. Republic Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the songs from the movie in different editions. Click here for more information. The film’s original score is composed by Joby Talbot (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Penelope). Back Lot Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. Check out our previous article for the full album details.
Also now playing nationwide is the sci-fi romance Passengers directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Aurora Perrineau and Laurence Fishburne. Thomas Newman (American Beauty, The Shawshank Redemption, Finding Nemo, Skyfall) has composed the film’s original score. Sony Classical has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details. Interscope Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the original end credits song Levitate by Imagine Dragons. Click here for more information.
Also in theaters since December 21 is the film adaptation of the video game Assassin’s Creed directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, Ariane Labed, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson. The film’s original music is composed by Jed Kurzel (Macbeth, The Snowtown Murders, The Babadook). Verve has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as a new track by 3D & Young Fathers. Check out our previous news article for the full albums details and also click here to check out a video interview with Kurzel about his score for the movie.
Opening nationwide today is the comedy Why Him? directed by John Hamburg and starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally and Keegan-Michael Key. Theodore Shapiro (Ghostbusters, Tropic Thunder, The Devil Wears Prada, St. Vincent, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) who previously scored the director’s features Safe Men, Along Came Polly and I Love You, Man has composed the film’s original music. No word on a soundtrack release. Check out our scoring assignment announcement to learn more about the 20th Century Fox release.
Opening in limited release today is the fantasy drama A Monster Calls directed by J.A. Bayona and starring Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver. The film’s original music is composed by Fernando Velazquez (The Impossible, Crimson Peak, The Orphanage, Mama). Back Lot Music and Quartet Records have released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as the original song Tear Up This Town by Keane. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details.
Already playing in limited release since this past Wednesday is the drama Patriots Day directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, J.K. Simmons and Michelle Monaghan. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (The Social Network, Gone Girl, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) have composed the film’s original music. No soundtrack album has been announced yet. Click here to learn more about the project. The CBS Films/Lionsgate release will be expanding nationwide on January 13, 2017. Visit the official movie website for more information.
Also opening in New York and Los Angeles today before expanding nationwide in January is the drama Silence directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Ciaran Hinds and Issey Ogata. The film’s original score is composed by Kim Allen Kluge and Katherine Kluge. No soundtrack album has been released yet. Check out our previous news article to learn more about the Paramount Pictures release.
Also opening in select U.S. theaters is the comedy drama Julieta written and directed by Pedro Almodovar and starring Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez, Daniel Grao, Dario Grandinetti, Rossy de Palma, Inma Cuesta, Nathalie Poza and Pilar Castro. Alberto Iglesias (The Constant Gardener, The Kite Runner, Volver, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) has composed the film’s original music. Quartet Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. Check out our soundtrack announcement for more information.
Also opening in select cities is the horror thriller The Autopsy of Jane Doe directed by Andre Ovredal and starring Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox and Ophelia Lovibond. The film’s original music is composed by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans (Enemy, The Gift, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Christine, The One I Love). No word on a soundtrack release. The thriller premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival and is being released in theaters and on VOD by IFC Films. Visit the official movie website for more information.
Please note that the movies opening on Christmas Day, December 25 will be included in next week’s film music roundup.