”71′ Soundtrack Announced

Posted: September 21, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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71Touch Sensitive Records will release a soundtrack album for the British thriller ’71. The album features the film’s original music composed by David Holmes (Ocean’s Eleven, Out of Sight, Analyze That). The soundtrack will be released on October 10, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. ’71 is directed by Yann Demange and stars Jack O’Connell, Paul Anderson, Richard Dormer, Sean Harris, Martin McCann, Charlie Murphy, Sam Reid, Killian Scott, Corey McKinley and David Wilmot. The movie tells the story of a young British soldier who becomes separated from his unit during a riot in Belfast at the height of the Troubles in 1971. The thriller premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival and will be released in the UK on October 10, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

merry-friggin-christmasLakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for the comedy A Merry Friggin’ Christmas. The album features new and exclusive music from Ben Kweller and Rufus Wainwright. Also included are songs by The Belle Brigade, Chuck Meade, California Feetwarmers, Aaron Tipton, FM Radio, Ryan Culwell, Alex Rhodes, Spencer Shapeero, Anna Su and John Isaac Watters. The soundtrack will be released on November 4, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check back on this page for audio clips. A Merry Friggin’ Christmas is directed by Tristram Shapeero, written by Phil Johnston and stars Robin Williams, Lauren Graham, Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ryan Lee, Candice Bergen and Pierce Gagnon. Read the rest of this entry »

the-driverLorne Balfe has composed the music for the new BBC mini-series The Driver. The drama is created by Danny Brocklehurst and Jim Poyser and stars David Morrissey, Claudie Blakeley, Sacha Parkinson, Ian Hart, Colm Meaney, Shaun Dingwall and Lee Ross. The three-parter follows a taxi driver who blames himself for a family mystery and accepts an offer to start driving for a criminal gang. Jamie Payne (Doctor Who, The White Queen) has directed the mini-series, which is executive produced by Morrissey for Highfield Pictures, Nicola Shindler (Last Tango for Halifax, Happy Valley) for Red Productions and Polly Hill (The Honorable Woman, The White Queen) for BBC One. Check out a sample track from the composer’s score after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Brian Kirk to Score ‘NCIS: New Orleans’

Posted: September 19, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in TV Scoring Assignments
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ncis-new-orleansBrian Kirk is composing the music for the new CBS drama NCIS: New Orleans. The show is created by Gary Glasberg (NCIS) and stars Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, CCH Pounder and Rob Kerkovich. The drama follows the local field office that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. Glasberg is also executive producing the CBS Television Studios production with Mark Harmon, Jeffrey Lieber (Tuck Everlasting, co-creator of Lost) and James Hayman (Ugly Betty, Joan of Arcadia). Kirk has previously scored over 2000 episodes of the original NCIS show and will continue to score the show, which returns for a twelfth season this fall. Read the rest of this entry »

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

maze-runnerExpected to top the weekend box office is the film adaptation of the YA novel The Maze Runner directed by Wes Ball and starring Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The film’s original music is composed by John Paesano (Dragons: Riders of BerkWhen the Game Stands TallCrisis). Sony Classical has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music. Check out our previous news article for the full album details and to listen to audio clips. Also visit We Are Movie Geeks to check out an interview with Paesano.

walk-among-the-tombstonesAlso opening wide is the is the thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones directed by Scott Frank and starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour and Boyd Holbrook. Carlos Rafael Rivera has composed the film’s original music. Varese Sarabande has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music earlier this week. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and for more information about the Universal Pictures release. Also visit YouTube for a short video featurette about Rivera’s music for the thriller. Read the rest of this entry »

mission-impossibleDirector Christopher McQuarrie announced on Twitter that Joe Kraemer is set to score the upcoming action thriller sequel Mission: Impossible 5. The film stars Tom Cruise who returns as IMF Agent Ethan Hunt. Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames are also reprising their roles from the previous installment in the series. They are joined by Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson. Will Staples and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) have written the screenplay. Cruise is also producing the project with J.J. Abrams. Kraemer has previously scored McQuarrie’s previous two directorial efforts, The Way of the Gun and 2011’s Jack Reacher, which also starred Tom Cruise. The previous Mission: Impossible films featured music by Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer and most recently, Michael Giacchino who scored the third and fourth parts in the series.  Read the rest of this entry »

‘Addicted’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: September 19, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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addictedVarese Sarabande has announced the details of the soundtrack album for the thriller Addicted. The album features the film’s original music composed by Aaron Zigman (The NotebookJohn QThe Bridge to TeribithiaThe Proposal). The soundtrack will be released physically on October 21, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on AmazonAddicted is directed by Bille Woodruff (Honey) and stars Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe, Tasha Smith, Tyson Beckford, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Kat Graham and William Levy. The movie based on the best-selling novel by Zane and follows a successful business woman with three kids who finds herself satisfying her addiction to sex by sleeping with other men. The thriller will be released in theaters on October 10, 2014 by Lionsgate. Read the rest of this entry »

titanicThe 21st Century Symphony Orchestra has announced a concert featuring the performance of the Academy Award-winning original score for James Cameron’s epic historical drama Titanic performed live to projection. James Horner has composed the music for the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet and received his first two Oscars for both his score and the original song My Heart Will Go On. The music will be performed by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and the Boys Choir Lucerne under the baton of Ludwig Wicki. Three concerts will be held on three consecutive days on March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 at the KKL Luzern Concert Hall in Lucerne, Switzerland.As previously announcedTitanic Live will also be performed on April 27, 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.  Read the rest of this entry »

‘Tracks’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: September 18, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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tracksLakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for the drama Tracks. The album features the film’s original music by Garth Stevenson (Red KnotYoung Lakota). The soundtrack will be released digitally on September 30, 2014 and on CD on October 28. Audio clips will be added to this article soon. Tracks is directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil, We Don’t Live Here Anymore) and stars Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. The movie tells the true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan who begins to photograph her voyage. Read the rest of this entry »

scorpionBrian Tyler and Tony Morales are scoring the new CBS drama Scorpion. The show is created by Nick Santora (Prison Break, Breakout Kings) and stars Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Robert Patrick, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong and Ari Stidham. The series follows an eccentric genius and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. Santora is also executive producing the CBS Television Studios production with Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Alias), Nicholas Wootton (NYPD Blue, Chuck), Heather Kadin (Sleepy Hollow) Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber’s Believe) and Walter O’Brien. Justin Lin has directed the pilot episode and is also executive producing the project. The director has previously collaborated with Tyler on such films as Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Finishing the Game and Annapolis. Read the rest of this entry »