million-ways-to-dieBack Lot Music will release a soundtrack album for Seth MacFarlane’s western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West. The album features the film’s original score composed by Joel McNeely (Holes, The Young Indiana Jones ChroniclesSoldier). The composer recently recorded his orchestral music in Los Angeles and collaborated with the bluegrass band Punch Brothers on a number of cues. The soundtrack will be released on May 27, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check back on this page for the full album details. A Million Ways to Die in the West is co-written, produced and directed by MacFarlane who also stars in the film alongside Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman and Liam Neeson. Read the rest of this entry »

jeff-dannaJeff Danna is reteaming with Tim Blake Nelson on the upcoming indie drama Anesthesia. The film is written and directed by Nelson and stars Glenn Close, Sam Waterston, Gretchen Mol, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Katie Chang, Michael K. Williams, Gloria Reuben, Jessica Hecht, Mickey Sumner and K. Todd Freeman. The movie follows a group of New Yorkers whose lives intersect after the violent mugging of a popular Columbia University philosophy professor. Nelson is also producing the project with Julie Buck, Josh Hetzler and Christopher Scott. Danna has previously collaborated with the actor-turned-director on the 2009 comedy drama Leaves of Grass starring Edward Norton and on the 2001 drama O starring Julia Stiles & Josh Hartnett. Read the rest of this entry »

bearsWalt Disney Records will release a soundtrack album for the documentary Bears. The album features the film’s original music written by Academy Award-nominated composer George Fenton (Anna and the King, Gandhi, Groundhog Day). The soundtrack will be released digitally on April 29, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Bears is directed by Keith Scholey & Alastair Fothergill and showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. The Disneynature production is narrated by John C. Reilly. The documentary is will be released nationwide on April 18 by Walt Disney Pictures. Read the rest of this entry »

calvaryVarese Sarabande has announced the details of the soundtrack album for the comedy drama Calvary. The album features the film’s original music composed by Patrick Cassidy (Kill the IrishmanSalem’s Lot) who recorded his music with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in Dublin. The soundtrack will be released on May 13, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Calvary is written and directed by John Michael McDonagh (The Guard) and stars Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, Marie-Josée Croze, Isaach De Bankolé, Pat Shortt, David Wilmot and Domhnall Gleeson. The movie follows a good-natured priest whose world is put into disarray after being threatened during a confession. The dramedy premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was released last week in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

lets-be-copsChristophe Beck and Jake Monaco have composed the score for the upcoming action comedy Let’s Be Cops. The film is directed by Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door, Something Borrowed) and stars Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy and Andy Garcia. The movie follows two struggling pals who dress as police officers for a costume party and get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives. Greenfield has also co-written the screenplay with Nick Thomas and is producing the project with Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class, Elysium). Read the rest of this entry »

hans-zimmerHans Zimmer revealed in an interview with Digital Spy that he is set to reunite with Zack Snyder on Batman vs. Superman. The composer who scored last year’s Man of Steel for the director confirmed that he will begin working on the film after finishing his score for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. The currently untitled sequel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne who will reprise their characters from Man of Steel. They are joined by Ben Affleck who will portray Batman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth. Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto have also recently been cast. Chris Terrio (Argo) is writing the screenplay based on a story by Snyder & David Goyer. Read the rest of this entry »

gameofthronesWaterTower Music will release the fourth soundtrack album for the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. The album features selections from the score of the fourth season composed by Ramin Djawadi (Pacific Rim, Iron Man, Clash of the Titans). The soundtrack will be released on July 1, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check back on this page for the full album details. No word yet on whether Sigur Rós’ version of The Rains of Castamere, which was released as a single yesterday, will be featured on the release. The label has previously released a soundtrack album for the third season, while Varese Sarabande released soundtracks for season 1 and season 2. Read the rest of this entry »

first-bornIntrada Records has announced a soundtrack album featuring the world premiere release of the scores for two movies from Paramount Pictures scored by composer Michael Small (Marathon Man, Klute, The Stepford Wives), including the music for the 1984 drama First Born directed by Michael Apted (GoldeneyeThe Mask of Zorro) and starring Peter Weller, Christopher Collet and Teri Garr. Also featured is the score for the 1972 thriller Child’s Play directed by Sidney Lumet and starring  James Mason, Robert Preston and Beau Bridges. Both scores are composed and conducted by Small. For more information about the album and to check out audio clips, visit the label’s official website, where you can also order the soundtrack.

‘Locke’ Soundtrack Details

Posted: April 14, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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lockeFiction Records will release a soundtrack album for the thriller Locke. The album features the film’s original music composed by Dickon Hinchliffe (Out of the Furnace, Winter’s Bone). The soundtrack will be released overseas on April 21, 2014. Details on the domestic release will be added to this article soon. Locke is written and directed by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Dirty Pretty Things) and stars Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott, Tom Holland and Bill Milner. The movie follows a man who has the perfect family and a dream job, but a phone call forces him to make a decision that will put it all on the line. The thriller premiered at last year’s Venice and Toronto Film Festival will be released on April 25 by A24 Films. Read the rest of this entry »

lance-armstrongAlex Heffes has signed on to score Stephen Frears’ upcoming currently untitled biopic about Lance Armstrong. The film stars Ben Foster, Lee Pace, Dustin Hoffman, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet and Jesse Plemons are co-starring. The movie is based on the book Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by David Walsh and chronicles the rise and fall of the pro-cyclist through the 90s and early 2000s. John Hodge (The Beach, Trainspotting) has written the screenplay. Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner (Atonement, Les Miserables, Frost/Nixon) are producing the Working Title and Studiocanal production with Tracey Seaward (Philomena) and Kate Solomon (United 93). Read the rest of this entry »