‘Nerdland’ Soundtrack Announced

Posted: December 1, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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nerdlandGato Blanco will release a soundtrack album for the animated comedy Nerdland. The album features the film’s original music composed by the synth pop band Night Club (Moonbeam City). Also included are the songs from the movie by Hard Place, Dee Luxxx & more. The soundtrack will be released digitally on December 6, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon, where you can also listen to audio clips. Nerdland is directed by Chris Prynoski and features the voices of Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt, Hannibal Buress,  Mike Judge, Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci and Reid Scott. The movie follows an aspiring actor and a would-be screenwriter who set out on an all-day journey in Los Angeles to make it big by the end of the night. Read the rest of this entry »

collateral-beautyWaterTower Music will release a soundtrack album for the drama Collateral Beauty. The album features the film’s original music composed by Theodore Shapiro (Tropic ThunderThe Devil Wears PradaGhostbustersMarley & MeSt. Vincent). Also included is a new mix of One Direction’s song Let’s Hurt Tonight as featured in the movie during the end credits. The soundtrack will be released digitally on December 9, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on AmazonCollateral Beauty is directed by David Frankel and stars Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Michael Peña and Naomie Harris. The movie follows a successful New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely and his colleagues devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief. Read the rest of this entry »

beachesLesley Barber has been tapped to score the upcoming Lifetime original movie Beaches. The film is directed by Allison Anders (Grace of My Heart, Gas, Food Lodging) and stars Idina Menzel, Nia Long, Gabriella Pizzolo, Grace Capeless, Jodi Capeless, Sanai Victoria and Antonio Cupo. The movie is a remake of the 1988 feature of the same title (scored by Georges Delerue) starring Bette Midler and centers on a meeting of two youngsters on the Venice Boardwalk, who, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on an unexpected and lifelong friendship. Bart Barker (Supercross) and Nikole Beckwith (About Ray) have written the script based on the novel by Iris Rainer Dart. Read the rest of this entry »

hidden-figuresColumbia Records will release a score album for the drama Hidden Figures. The album features the film’s original score composed by Hans Zimmer (The Dark KnightGladiatorInceptionThe Lion King), Pharrell Williams and Benjamin Wallfisch (Lights OutA Cure for WellnessThe Escapist). The soundtrack is set to be released physically on January 6, 2017 and will be available to pre-order on Amazon shortly. The cover art will be added to this article soon. As previously reported, a separate soundtrack featuring the film’s original songs will be released next week. Hidden Figures directed by Theodore Melfi and starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell and Kevin Costner will be released in select theaters on December 25, 2016 by 20th Century Fox before expanding nationwide on January 13, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

david-wingoDavid Wingo revealed in a recent interview with GoSeeTalk.com that he is currently co-scoring the upcoming indie drama State Like Sleep with Jeff McIlwain. The film is written and directed by Meredith Danluck and stars Katherine Waterston, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans and Mark O’Brien. The movie revolves around a woman whose celebrity husband commits suicide and starts to discover his double life and to struggle with the truth to unanswered questions. Eddie Vaisman (In a World…) is producing the project with Julie Lebedev and Angel Lopez (Dear White People).  Read the rest of this entry »

girl-without-handsPlaza Mayor Company will release a soundtrack album for the animated feature The Girl Without Hands (La jeune fille sans mains). The album features the film’s original music composed and performed by Olivier Mellano. The soundtrack will be released digitally on December 9, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon, where you can also check out the track list. The Girl Without Hands is written and directed by Sébastien Laudenbach based on a story by the Brothers Grimm. The movie is set in hard times, with a miller selling his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes but is deprived of her hands. The animated film premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and will be released in France on December 16. GKIDS has picked up domestic distribution for a release in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

la-la-landLionsgate has published a video featurette on the music for Damien Chazelle’s movie musical La La Land. The video features interviews with the director and composer Justin Hurwitz who talk about their collaboration and their work on the project, as well as footage from the orchestral score’s recording sessions. Check out the full video after the jump. Interscope Records will release two soundtrack albums, featuring the songs from the movie and Hurwitz’s score. Visit Amazon to pre-order the official soundtrack and click here to pre-order the score album. Also check out our previous article for more information on the soundtracks.  Read the rest of this entry »

lin-manuel-mirandaLionsgate announced today that Lin-Manuel Miranda will serve as a creative producer and musical mastermind on the feature film and television series adaptations of Pat Rothfuss’ best-selling franchise book trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle. He is expected to compose the original music and write the songs for both projects. The studio is simultaneously developing and producing the feature film franchise and a TV drama series that expands on the world outside of the books. Lindsey Beer (Transformers: The Last Knight) is currently writing the screenplay for the first movie based on the first book, The Name of the Wind. Robert Lawrence (Clueless, The Last Castle) is producing both feature and TV adaptations. Read the rest of this entry »

trollhuntersAlexandre Desplat has written the main titles music, as well as the main character’s theme for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming Netflix original series Trollhunters. The show’s score is composed by Tim Davies. Both composers received an Annie Award nomination for their work yesterday. The series is created by Guillermo del Toro and features the voices of Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammar, Ron Perlman, Charlie Saxton, Steven Yeun, Jonathan Hyde, Lexi Medrano, Amy Landecker and Fred Tatasciore. The show follows a 15-year old teenager who stumbles upon a Magical Amulet that gives him the title of Trollhunter, defender of the trolls that live below the human town of Arcadia. Del Toro is also executive producing the project with Marc Guggenheim (ArrowLegends of Tomorrow) and Rodrigo Blaas. Read the rest of this entry »

return-to-the-blue-lagoonIntrada Records has announced the world premiere soundtrack release for the 1991 romantic adventure drama Return to the Blue Lagoon directed by William A. Graham and starring Brian Krause & Milla Jovovich. The album features the film’s original music composed and conducted by Basil Poledouris (RoboCopStarship TroopersConan the BarbarianThe Hunt for Red OctoberFor the Love of the Game). Also included is the end titles song A World of Our Own performed by SURFACE, as well as alternate, additional and source cues. Visit the label’s official website for the full album details, to check out audio samples and to order the CD. Read the rest of this entry »