Two new movies are opening nationwide this week:

Opening in most theaters is Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp directed by Peyton Reed and starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne and Michael Douglas. The film’s original music is composed by Christophe Beck (FrozenEdge of TomorrowThe HangoverThe MuppetsBuffy the Vampire Slayer). Marvel Music and Hollywood Records have released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. Click here for the full album details.

Already playing in theaters since Wednesday is the thriller The First Purge directed by Gerard McMurray and starring Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez and Marisa Tomei. Kevin Lax (Burning SandsChris Brown: Welcome to My Life) has composed the film’s original music. Back Lot Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and to learn more about the Blumhouse production. 

Opening semi-wide in around 450 theaters is the documentary Whitney directed by Kevin Macdonald about Whitney Houston and featuring nver-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best. The film’s original score is composed by Adam Wiltzie (God’s Own Country, The Yellow Birds, In the Shadow of Iris). No word on a soundtrack release. The documentary premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and is being released by Roadside Attractions and Miramax. Visit the official movie website for more information.

Opening in limited release is the comedy Sorry to Bother You written and directed by Boots Riley and starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Terry Crews, Steven Yeun, Omari Hardwick, Jermaine Fowler and Danny Glover. The Coup have provided the songs to the movie and Merrill Garbus & Nate Brenner have composed the film’s original score. Interscope Records will release a soundtrack album featuring the songs from the movie, which is set in an alternate present-day version of Oakland and follows a telemarketer who discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe. Check back on this page for the album details and visit the official movie website to learn more about the comedy, which is being released by Annapurna Pictures.

Also opening in limited release is the action thriller Bleeding Steel co-written and directed by Leo Zhang and starring Jackie Chan, Show Lo, Nana Ou-yang, Erica Xia-hou, Callan Mulvey and Tess Haubrich. The film’s original music is composed by Fei Peng. No soundtrack album has been announced. The movie centers on a police inspector in modern Hong Kong who discovers that a geneticist’s lost bio-chemical invention has been surgically implanted into his missing daughter. The thriller opened in China last December and is being released in U.S. theaters and on VOD by Lionsgate Premiere.

Also opening in select U.S. theaters is the Icelandic comedy Under the Tree (Undir trénu) co-written and directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson and starring Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir and Sigurður Sigurjónsson. Daníel Bjarnason (The Deep) has composed the film’s original music. A soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score was released earlier this year. Check out our previous news article for the full album details and to learn more about the movie, which is being released stateside by Magnolia Pictures.