Gustavo Santaolalla has composed the original score for the upcoming documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars. The film is directed by Lili Fini Zanuck (Rush, producer of Driving Miss Daisy and Cocoon) and traces the guitar virtuoso’s career through The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos, and his solo years, telling the stories behind hits like For Your Love, Layla, and Tears in Heaven. The movie features extensive archival performances and home movies, which are accompanied by audio interviews with Clapton and people who played central roles in his life, including his grandmother Rose Clapp, George Harrison, Steve Winwood, Ahmet Ertegun and his former wife, Pattie Boyd. Zanuck is also producing the project with Larry Yelen, SCOOTER Weintraub and John Battsek. Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars will premiere next week at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Santaolalla’s recent scoring projects also include The Tribes of Palos Verdes starring Maika Monroe & Jennifer Garner, which will be released on December 1, 2017 by IFC Films, as well as Thierry Klifa’s French drama Tout nous sépare. The composer is best known for his Academy Award-winning scores to Brokeback Mountain and Babel.