Three new movies are opening nationwide this week:

no-escapeAlready in theaters since Wednesday is the action thriller No Escape directed by John Erick Dowdle and starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell. The film’s original music is composed by Marco Beltrami (ScreamI, Robot, World War Z3:10 to YumaHellboy) and Buck Sanders (Warm BodiesThe Hurt Locker). Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composers’ score, as well as the song Take Care of You by Jim James. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and to learn more about the Weinstein Company release.

we-are-your-friendsAlso opening wide this week is the drama We Are Your Friends directed by Max Joseph and starring Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, Wes Bentley, Shiloh Fernandez, Alex Shaffer, Jonny Weston and Jon Bernthal. Segal aka Matthew Simpson (Skins) has composed the film’s original score. Interscope Records has released a soundtrack album featuring tracks by EDM artists including Justice, Tchami, Will Sparks, Dom Dolla, Hayden James, The Magician, Years & Years, The Americanos & more. Check out our previous article for the full album details and for more information about the Warner Bros. Pictures release. Read the rest of this entry »

digging-for-fireDrawing Number One has released a soundtrack album for Joe Swanberg’s indie comedy drama Digging for Fire. The album features the film’s original music composed by Dan Romer (Beasts of the Southern WildBeasts of No Nation). The soundtrack is now available to download on Amazon, where you can also listen to audio clips. Digging for Fire is written and directed by Swanberg and stars Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia. The movie centers around the discovery of a bone and a gun, which sends a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

bensi-jurriaansDanny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans are reteaming with director Antonio Campos on the upcoming indie drama Christine. The film stars Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, Timothy Simons, J. Smith Cameron and Maria Dizzia. The movie chronicles the true story of the final months of Christine Chubbuck, a depressed news broadcaster who infamously committed suicide on live television. Craig Shilowich has written the screenplay and is also producing the project with Melody C. Roscher (James White). Read the rest of this entry »

summertimeB Original has released a soundtrack album for the French-Belgian drama Summertime (La belle saison). The album features the film’s original music composed by Gregoire Hetzel (IncendiesA Christmas TaleThe Tree). The soundtrack is now available to download overseas. Visit the French Amazon store to listen to audio samples. Summertime is directed by Catherine Corsini and stars Cécile De France, Izia Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky and Kévin Azaïs. The movie is set in 1971 France and follows a young girl from a rural family who moves to Paris and begins a life-changing affair with a feminist activist.  Read the rest of this entry »

angry-birdsHeitor Pereira is set to compose the music for the upcoming animated feature Angry Birds. The film is directed by Fergal Reilly & Clay Kaytis and features the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, singer Romeo Santos and YouTube stars Smosh. The movie is based on Rokio Entertainment’s video game series of the same title. No plot details have been announced. Jon Vitti (Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Simpsons) has written the screenplay. Read the rest of this entry »

pawn-sacrificeLakeshore Records will release the official soundtrack album for Edward Zwick’s biographical drama Pawn Sacrifice. The album features the film’s original music composed by Academy Award nominee James Newton Howard (The Hunger GamesKing KongThe Sixth SenseSignsThe Fugitive) who previously collaborated with the director on Blood DiamondDefiance and Love and Other Drugs. The soundtrack will be released digitally on September 11, 2015 and physically later this year. Visit Amazon to pre-order the CD. Pawn Sacrifice starring Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lily Rabe and Robin Weigert chronicles chess prodigy Bobby Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world. Read the rest of this entry »

scorch-trialsThe full details of the soundtrack album for the film adaptation of The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials have been revealed. The album features the film’s original music composed by John Paesano (Daredevil, Dreamworks DragonsWhen the Game Stands Tall) who previously scored last year’s installment part in the series. The soundtrack will be released on September 11, 2015 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is directed by Wes Ball and stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito, Nathalie Emmanuel, Rosa Salazar, Aidan Gillen, Jacob Lofland, Barry Pepper and Lili Taylor. The movie follows Thomas and his fellow Gladers as face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Outcast’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: August 27, 2015 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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outcastMovieScore Media will release a soundtrack album for the fantasy adventure Outcast. The album features the film’s original music composed by Guillaume Roussel (3 Days to Kill, Crossing Lines, It Boy). The soundtrack will be released digitally on August 28, 2015 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Outcast is directed by Nicholas Powell and stars Nicolas Cage, Hayden Christensen and Yifei Liu. The movie is set in the 12th Century and follows two European Crusaders who chose to wander off toward western China, where they become entangled in romance and antagonism with local royalty. Read the rest of this entry »

code-blackClinton Shorter is composing the music for the upcoming CBS medical drama Code Black. The show is created by Michael Seitzman (North Country, Here On Earth) and stars Marcia Gay Harden, Bonnie Somerville, Raza Jaffrey, Luis Guzmán, Melanie Chandra, Harry M. Ford, Benjamin Hollingsworth and William Allen Young. The series is based on Ryan McGarry’s feature documentary about an understaffed emergency room team at Los Angeles County Hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

Mark Orton to Score ‘Unleashed’

Posted: August 26, 2015 by filmmusicreporter in Film Scoring Assignments
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mark-ortonMark Orton has signed on to score the upcoming indie comedy Unleashed. The film is written and directed by Finn Taylor (Dream With the Fishes, The Darwin Awards) and stars Kate Micucci, Steve Howey, Justin Chatwin, Sean Astin, Illeana Douglas, Hana Mae Lee and Josh Brener. The movie follows a 30-something app designer who moves to San Francisco after she’s betrayed by her boyfriend and changes her outlook on dating when a cosmic event turns her dog and cat into two perfect guys. Susan Johnson (Mean Creek) is producing the Braveart Films production with Debbie Brubaker. Read the rest of this entry »