Producer Timothy Haas announced today that Rupert Gregson-Williams is in talks to score the upcoming drama Legacy of Fire. The film is directed by Stuart Orme (Colditz, The Puppet Masters, The Lost World) and is set to star Malcolm McDowell as German composer Richard Strauss. The movie centers on the battle to save his Jewish daughter-in-law Alice during the Nazi period. Haas also wrote the screenplay (with additional material from Wendy Oberman) and is producing the project with Philip Waley for Haas Silver Levene Film Studios, alongside Bernie Stampfer, Markus R. Vogelbacher & Roland Schaffner for International Film Partners. Legacy of Fire is set start shooting in late summer at Bavaria Film Studios, Germany. (Variety)
Gregson-Williams’ upcoming projects also include Wonder Woman and Terminal starring Margot Robbie. He is also expected to return to score the second season of Netflix’s The Crown and continues to co-score HBO’s Veep, which will return for its sixth season on April 16. The composer also recently scored the comedy Sandy Wexler directed by Steven Brill and starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn, Nick Swardson, Lamorne Morris and Arsenio Hall. The movie follows an L.A. talent manager whose diligent attention to his offbeat clients’ careers is tested when he falls for a gifted singer. The comedy will premiere on April 14, 2017 on Netflix.