Max Richter is scoring the upcoming Showtime original series Guerrilla. The show is created John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, American Crime) and stars Idris Elba, Frieda Pinto and Babou Ceesay. The drama tells the story of a politically active couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London. Ridley who is also directing the first two and final episodes and Elba are also executive producing the Fifty Fathoms and ABC Signature production with Michael J. McDonald (American Crime), Patrick Spence (Fortitude), Katie Swinden and Tracy Underwood. Guerrilla will premiere on April 16, 2017 on Showtime. Visit the official show website for updates.
Richter also has the period drama Hostiles coming up. The film is written and directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Black Swan, Out of the Furnace) and stars Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Ben Foster, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach, Q’orianka Kilcher, Jonathan Majors, Timothée Chalamet, Paul Anderson, Stephen Lang, Bill Camp, Peter Mullan, Michael Parks and Ryan Bingham who is also contributing original songs to the project. The movie is set in 1892 and the story of a legendary Army captain who agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands. John Lesher (Birdman, Fury, End of Watch) and Ken Kao (Knight of Cups) are producing the project. Hostiles is expected to premiere at a major film festival later this year.
Richter is also returning to score the third and final season of HBO’s The Leftovers, which will premiere on April 16. He also scored the drama The Sense of an Ending, which will be released in select U.S. theaters on March 10 by CBS Films. The composer’s latest album, Three Worlds, was released last week and is available to order/download on Amazon.