Joseph Trapanese (Oblivion, Shadow and Bone, The Witcher, The Greatest Showman, Straight Outta Compton, Lady and the TrampArctic, Only the Brave) has composed the original score for the upcoming comedy The Machine. The film is directed by Peter Atencio (Keanu) and stars Bert Kreischer, Mark Hamill, Jess Gabor, Stephanie Kurtzuba and Jimmy Tatro. The movie is inspired by Kreischer’s real-life adventures and subsequent breakout stand-up routine, in which his past catches up with him when he and his father are kidnapped by those he wronged 20 years ago while drunk on a college semester abroad in Russia. Kevin Biegel and Scotty Landes (Ma) wrote the screenplay. Kreischer is also producing the Legendary Entertainment production with Cale Boyter (Dune, Pokemon Detective Pikachu) and Judi Marmel. Trapanese has previously scored the Atencio-produced Amazon series Jean-Claude Van Damme. The Machine is expected to premiere later this year.

Trapanese’s other upcoming feature projects include Joseph Kasinski’s Spiderhead, which will premiere this year on Netflix.