ludwig-goranssonLudwig Goransson has been hired to score the upcoming Netflix original movie The True Memoirs of an International Assassin. The film is directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2Never Back DownCry_Wolf) and stars Kevin James, Zulay Henao, Andy Garcia, Maurice Compte, Kelen Coleman, Andrew Howard, Rob Riggle, Leonard Earl Howze, Yul Vazquez and Kim Coates. The action comedy follows a mild-mannered would-be author who gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. Wadlow has also written the screenplay with Jeff Morris (Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever).  Read the rest of this entry »

ben-hur-songsWord Entertainment will release a soundtrack album for Timur Bekmambetov’s epic historical drama Ben-Hur. The album features a new song by Andra Day, as well as tracks by Big Daddy Weave, for KING & COUNTRY, Sidewalk Prophets, Jordan Smith, We Are Messengers, Family Force 5 & more. Ben-Hur: Songs Inspired by the Epic Film will be released on August 19, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on AmazonAs previously reported, Sony Classical will release a separate soundtrack featuring the movie’s original score by Marco Beltrami. Ben-Hur starring Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Ayelet Zurer, Sofia Black D’Elia, Nazanin Boniadi and Morgan Freeman tells the story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala, an officer in the Roman army.  Read the rest of this entry »

jurriaans-bensiSaunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi have been tapped to score the upcoming drama Barry. The film is directed by Vikram Gandhi (Kumare) and stars Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ellar Coltrane, Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman, Fab Five Freddy and Danny Hoch. The movie explores the time when Barack Obama was a college student in New York City and forged key relationships, including with a fellow student. Novelist Adam Mansbach (Go the F**k to Sleep) has written the screenplay. Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game, All Is Lost) and Ben Stillman are producing the project for Black Bear Pictures, alongside Dana O’Keefe for Cinetic Media and Gandhi.  Read the rest of this entry »

zip-and-zapQuartet Records will release a soundtrack album for the Spanish family adventure Zip and Zap and the Captain’s Island (Zipi y Zape y la Isla del Capitán). The album features the film’s original music composed by Fernando Velazquez (The Orphanage, The Impossible, Mama, Crimson Peak, Hercules, Devil). The soundtrack will be released digitally on July 29, 2016 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon, where you can also listen to audio samples and check out the track list. A physical version is also available on the label’s official website. The label has previously released the composer’s soundtrack for the first film in the series, Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang (Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica). Read the rest of this entry »

‘The Call Up’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: July 19, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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the-call-upGreat Temptation will release a soundtrack album for the sci-fi action movie The Call Up. The album features the film’s original music composed by Tom Raybould (The Machine). The soundtrack will be released digitally on July 29, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon, where you can also check out audio clips. The Call Up is written and directed by Charles Baker and stars Max Deacon, Morfydd Clark, Ali Cook and Christopher Obi. The movie follows a group of online gamers are invited to try a state-of-the-art virtual reality video game, but things take a sinister turn when they discover they will literally be fighting for their lives. Read the rest of this entry »

Rob Simonsen Scoring ‘Bastards’

Posted: July 19, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Scoring Assignments
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bastardsRob Simonsen is composing the score for the upcoming comedy Bastards. The film marks the directorial debut of cinematographer Lawrence Sher (The Hangover, Garden State) and stars Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, J.K. Simmons, Terry Bradshaw, Jessica Gomes, Katt Williams, Ving Rhames, Katie Aselton and Glenn Close. The movie follows two brothers who set out to find their real father when they find out he is alive after being told he died by their mother when they were young. Justin Malen has written the screenplay.  Read the rest of this entry »

living-in-the-age-of-airplanesIt was announced today that the soundtrack album for the documentary Living in the Age of Airplanes will be released digitally this coming October. The album features the film’s original music composed by James Horner (Titanic, Avatar, A Beautiful Mind, Aliens, Apollo 13). Visit the official movie website to listen to audio samples from all 16 tracks on the soundtrack and check back on this page for more details. Living in the Age of Airplanes is directed by Brian J. Terwilliger and narrated by Harrison Ford. The movie, which tells the story about how the airplane has changed the world and how it affected our society, premiered in numerous IMAX theaters over the last year and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in October. Read the rest of this entry »

‘The Land’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: July 19, 2016 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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the-landMass Appeal Records will release a soundtrack album for the indie drama The Land. The album features the songs from the film by artists including Nas (who also serves as a producer on the movie), Kanye West, French Montana, Pusha T, Jeremih, Machine Gun Kelly, Stalley, Fashawn, Dave East and Erykah Badu. The soundtrack will be released on July 29, 2016 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The Land is directed by Steven Caple Jr. and stars Erykah Badu, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, Ezri Walker, Kim Coates, Linda Emond, Natalie Martinez and Colson Bake. The movie follows four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, by pursuing a dream life of professional skateboarding, when they get caught in the web of the local queenpin. Read the rest of this entry »

the-good-placeDavid Schwartz has been hired to score the upcoming NBC comedy The Good Place. The show is created by Michael Schur (Parks and RecreationBrooklyn Nine-Nine) and stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, Jameela Jamil, William Jackson Harper, Manny Jacinto and D’Arcy Carden. The series follows a young woman from New Jersey who comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person and decides to turn over a new leaf by learning what it actually means to be “good” or “bad”. Schur is also executive producing the NBC Universal Television production with David Miner (30 RockUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Read the rest of this entry »

laura-karpmanComposer Laura Karpman has been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2016–17 Board of Governors. She joins Charles Bernstein and Michael Giacchino who are the other two governors of the branch. It will mark her first term serving on the music branch board. Karpman’s scoring credits include the 2009 feature The Tournament, 2013’s Black Nativity, the Steven Spielberg-produced mini-series Taken and WGN America’s Underground. The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms. Read the rest of this entry »