Searchlight Pictures announced today that Ludovico Einaudi (The IntouchablesThis Is EnglandSamba) has contributed original music to the upcoming drama Nomadland. The film is written and directed by Chloé Zhao (The Rider, The Eternals) and stars Frances McDormand and David Strathairn, as well as real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells. The is based on journalist Jessica Bruder’s 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century and follows a woman who, after the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. Zhap and McDormand are also producing the project with Peter Spears (Call Me by Your Name), Mollye Asher (Swallow) and Dan Janvey (Beasts of the Southern Wild). Nomadland will premiere on September 11, 2020 as part of the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals and will be released in theaters later this year by Searchlight Pictures.

Einaudi has also recently scored Florian Zeller’s The Father starring Anthony Hopkins & Olivia Colman. The movie premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is set to be released this coming awards season by Sony Pictures Classics.