jimmy-lavalleJimmy LaValle (aka The Album Leaf) has been hired to score the upcoming CW drama Valor. The show is created by writer/musician Kyle Jarrow and stars Christina Ochoa, Matt Barr, Charlie Barnett, W. Tré Davis, Nigel Thatch, Corbin Reid and Melissa Roxburgh. The series follows two chopper pilots who, after a botched mission in Somalia leaves a pair of American servicemen in enemy hands, train for a rescue operation, and only they share a very large secret from the initial operation. Jarrow is also executive producing the CBS Television production with Bill Haber (Rizzoli & Isles). Michael Robin (Nip/Tuck, The Closer, Longmire) is directing the pilot episode. The pilot of Valor is currently in production. The CW is expected to announce next month whether the project will be picked up to series.

LaValle whose previous scoring credits include the sci-fi horror romance Spring has also recently composed the music for the sci-fi thriller The Endless. The film is directed by Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson who also star in the movie with Tate Ellington, Callie Hernandez, James Jordan and Lew Temple. The movie revolves around two brothers who return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group’s beliefs may be more sane than they once thought. The thriller just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. No distribution deal has been announced yet.