Dan Romer Scoring Sam Boyd’s ‘Genie’

Posted: November 15, 2023 by filmmusicreporter in Film Scoring Assignments
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Dan Romer (LucaBeasts of the Southern Wild, Beasts of No Nation, Station Eleven, Superman & Lois, Maniac) has composed the original score for the new holiday comedy Genie. The film is directed by Sam Boyd (In a Relationship) and stars Melissa McCarthy, Paapa Essiedu, Marc Maron, Denée Benton, Jordyn McIntosh, Luis Guzmán and Alan Cumming. The movie tells the story of a genie who has been trapped for more than 2,000 years inside an antique jewelry box because of a misunderstanding with a sorcerer back in 77 B.C. and is accidentally called to service by a workaholic who has lost sight of his marriage and the childhood of his daughter. Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill) wrote the screenplay based on his teleplay Bernard and the Genie. Curtis is also producing the project with Working Title’s Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner (Atonement, The Theory of Everything) and Riva Marker (Beats of No Nation, Wildlife). Romer has previously collaborated with Boyd on the HBO Max series Love Life. Genie will premiere next Wednesday, November 22 exclusively on Peacock.

Romer’s recent feature scoring projects include Nikolaj Arcel’s The Promised Land, which premiered at this year’s Venice Film Festival and will be released in U.S. theaters on February 2, 2024 by Magnolia Pictures, as well as Jake Johnson’s Self Reliance, which premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival and will debut on January 12, 2014 on Hulu.