James Edward Barker has been hired to score the upcoming action thriller Final Score. The film is directed by Scott Mann and stars Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan, Alexandra Dinu, Ray Stevenson and Julian Cheung. The movie follows an ex-soldier who must use all his military skills to save a 35,000 capacity crowd stadium that is seized during a sporting event by a group of heavily armed criminals. The Brothers Lynch wrote the screenplay with Jonathan Frank (The Tournament). Marc Goldberg is producing the project with Robert Jones (Dirty Pretty Things, Centurion), James Harris & Mark Lane (47 Meters Down) and Wayne Marc Godfrey (The Foreigner). Barker has previously co-scored Mann’s previous feature, Heist. Final Score is currently in post-production and is expected to be released in 2018.

As previously reported, Barker has also recently scored the drama Lean on Pete, which premiered at this year’s Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals and will be released in the U.S. in 2018 by A24. He also composed the music for the thriller Rise of the Footsoldier 3, which is opening in the UK this week, as well as the upcoming horror thriller Mara starring Olga Kurylenko.