Four new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:
Guaranteed to top the weekend box office is the comic book movie Logan directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant and Dafne Keen. The film’s original music is composed by Marco Beltrami (The Wolverine, 3:10 to Yuma, Scream, World War Z, Hellboy, The Hurt Locker). Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. Check out our previous news article for the full album details.
Also opening wide is the teen drama Before I Fall directed by Ry Russo-Young and starring Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Diego Boneta, Jennifer Beals, Cynthy Wu and Medalion Rahimi. Adam Taylor (Meadowland, August: Osage County) has composed the film’s original score. No soundtrack album has been released. To learn more about the film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is being released by Open Road Films, visit the official movie website.
Also opening nationwide is the drama The Shack directed by Stuart Hazeldine and starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Radha Mitchell, Graham Greene and Aviv Alush. The film’s original score is composed by Aaron Zigman (John Q, The Notebook, Bridge to Terabithia, The Proposal). Atlantic Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the songs from the movie by such artists as Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Kelly Clarkson & Aloe Blacc, Lady Antebellum, Lecrae, Hillsong United, for KING & COUNTRY, NEEDTOBREATHE & more. Click here for the full album details.
Opening in almost 900 theaters is the indie comedy Table 19 directed by Jeffrey Blitz and starring Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, Wyatt Russell and Amanda Crew. John Swihart (Napoleon Dynamite, How I Met Your Mother) has composed the film’s score. Glassnote Records has released a soundtrack album, which features the cover songs featured in the movie by Oberhofer. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details.
Opening in limited release is the comedy The Last Word directed by Mark Pellington and starring Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche, Thomas Sadoski, Philip Baker Hall, Tom Everett Scott and AnnJewel Lee Majestic Dixon. The film’s original music is composed by Nathan Matthew David (Satisfaction, Angie Tribeca). Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as tracks by Al Lerner & Dick Haymes, Jody Reynolds, Witch & more. Check out our previous article for the full album details.
Also opening in limited release is the indie drama Wolves written and directed by Bart Freundlich and starring Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino, Taylor John Smith, Chris Bauer and John Douglas Thompson. David Bridie has composed the film’s original music. No word on a soundtrack release. Wolves revolves around a 18-year-old basketball star who is struggling with his troubled father who has a gambling addiction. The drama premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and is being released by IFC Films. Visit the official movie website to learn more about the film.
Also opening in select theaters is the thriller Lavender directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly and starring Abbie Cornish, Diego Klattenhoff, Justin Long and Dermot Mulroney. The film’s original music is composed by Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld (Blue Caprice). No soundtrack album has been announced. Check out our scoring assignment announcement to learn more about the movie, which premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and is being released in theaters and on VOD by AMBI Media Group.
Another limited release this week is the Israeli drama Junction 48 directed by Udi Aloni and starring Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar and Samar Qupty. Nafar has also composed the film’s original music with Itamar Ziegler. A soundtrack EP featuring the music from the movie has been released today. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full details of the EP and to learn more about the Orchard release.