Lorne Balfe (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Bad Boys for Life, The Lego Batman Movie, Genius, The Crown) has been hired to score the upcoming drama The Forgiven. The film is written and directed by John Michael McDonagh (The Guard, Calvary) and stars Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, Saïd Taghmaoui, Caleb Landry Jones, Matt Smith, Christopher Abbott, Ismael Kanater, Marie-Josée Croze, Alex Jennings and Abbey Lee. The movie based on the novel of the same title by Lawrence Osborne takes place over a weekend in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, and explores the reverberations of a random accident on the lives of both the locals and western visitors to a house party in a grand villa. McDonagh is also producing the project with Elizabeth Eves, as well as Brookstreet Pictures’ Trevor Matthews & Nick Gordon (Girl House). Balfe has previously scored the director’s last feature, War on Everyone. The Forgiven is currently in post-production and is expected to be released this year by Focus Features.

Among Balfe’s other upcoming projects are Marvel’s Black Widow, Chris McKay’s The Tomorrow War, Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible 7 & 8, Hamish Grieve’s Rumble, Camille Griffin’s Silent Night, as well as the third and final season of BBC’s & HBO’s of His Dark Materials.

  1. Brent says:

    Does this man ever sleep?!

    • KevinB says:

      Lorne can’t of sleep in 5 years with the amount of work he creates.A real Genius

  2. Andrew says:

    Lorne Balfe really has become the most versatile composer in Hollywood at the moment.

  3. Michael says:

    Always love the book and looking forward to Balfe’s score to this film.
    Last year he definitely produced his best music yet.