It was announced today that several artists have contributed original songs to Ava DuVernay’s fantasy drama A Wrinkle in Time. Sade has recorded the track Flower of the Universe, which marks the singer/songwriter’s first original song in almost a decade. DJ Khaled & Demi Lovato are performing the song I Believe and Sia is featured on the soundtrack with the new song Magic. The album also includes new songs by Kehlani, Chloe x Halle and Free Style Fellowship, as well as the film’s score by Ramin Djawadi. Read the rest of this entry »

Varese Sarabande has announced a new soundtrack album for the classic Fox TV series 21 Jump Street created by Patrick Hasburgh & Stephen J. Cannell and starring Johnny Depp, Holly Robinson, Peter DeLuise, Dustin Nguyen, Richard Grieco and Steven Williams. The album features selections of the show’s original music composed by Peter Bernstein (The Ewok Adventures, Canadian BaconClass ReunionSilent RageChicago Hope), as well as the main titles theme by performed by Holly Robinson. The soundtrack will be released as a 2-CD set and will be available to order this Friday, February 23 on the label’s official website. Read the rest of this entry »

‘The Worthy’ Soundtrack Announced

Posted: February 19, 2018 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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Void Recordings will release a soundtrack album for the post-apocalyptic thriller The Worthy. The album features the film’s original music composed by Joseph Bishara (The Conjuring, Insidious, Annabelle, Dark SkiesThe Other Side of the Door). The soundtrack will be released digitally this Friday, February 23. Check back on this page for the download link. The Worthy is directed by Ali F. Mostafa and stars Ali Suliman, Mahmoud Al Atrash and Samer al Masri. The movie is set in the near future and follows a man who puts his family in peril when he reluctantly lets outsiders into his compound. Read the rest of this entry »

Moby has contributed several new songs to the comedy Half Magic. The film marks the directorial debut of actress Heather Graham who also stars in the movie alongside Angela Kinsey, Stephanie Beatriz, Jason Lewis, Thomas Lennon, Chris D’Elia, Molly Shannon and Johnny Knoxville. The movie also features additional music by David Schommer, composer Alex Wurman (March of the Penguins, Anchorman) and singer/songwriter Holly Miranda. Read the rest of this entry »

Stephen Warbeck is reteaming with director Richard Eyre on the upcoming new film adaptation of King Lear. The TV movie based on the classic Shakepeare play is written and directed by Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris) and stars Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Emily Watson, Florence Pugh, Christopher Eccleston, Jim Broadbent and Andrew Scott. The drama is set in a fictional version of present-day England and tells the story of the eponymous ruler, presiding over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England. Colin Callender (Wolf Hall, Howards End) is executive producing the project for Playground, alongside Sonia Friedman. Read the rest of this entry »

‘That Good Night’ Soundtrack Announced

Posted: February 19, 2018 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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Caldera Records has announced a soundtrack album for the British drama That Good Night. The album features the film’s original music composed and conducted by Guy Farley (Cashback, The Broken, Land of the Blind). Visit the label’s official website to order the CD and for more information on the release. That Good Night is directed by Eric Styles and stars John Hurt in his final screen role, alongside Charles Dance, Sofia Helin, Erin Richards, Max Brown, Noah Jupe and Joana Santos. The movie is based on N.J. Crisp’s 1996 stage-play of the same name and revolves around a famed screenwriter coming to terms with his impending death. Read the rest of this entry »

Niall Byrne Scoring ITV’s ‘Hatton Garden’

Posted: February 19, 2018 by filmmusicreporter in TV Scoring Assignments
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Niall Byrne has recently composed the music for the upcoming ITV mini-series Hatton Garden. The drama is written by Jeff Pope (Philomena, Stan and Ollie) & Terry Winsor (Essex Boys) and stars Timothy Spall, Kenneth Cranham, Brian F. O’Byrne, David Hayman, Alex Norton, Ian Puleston-Davies, Geoff Bell and Nasser Memarzia. The 4-parter tells the inside story of how an elderly gang of career criminals pulled off the audacious 2015 burglary in London’s diamond district. Read the rest of this entry »

baftaAlexandre Desplat has received his third BAFTA Award for his score for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water in the Original Music category today at the ceremony at the Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London. The composer accepted his award in person at the event. Check out his acceptance speech after the jump. He previously received BAFTAs for his work on The King’s Speech and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Desplat was nominated alongside Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer (Blade Runner 2049Dunkirk), Dario Marianelli (Darkest Hour) and Jonny Greenwood (Phantom Thread). Read the rest of this entry »

Premiering in the U.S. on February 20 is the British crime drama The Frankenstein Chronicles created by Benjamin Ross & Barry Langford and starring Sean Bean, Tom Ward, Richie Campbell, Vanessa Kirby, Ed Stoppard and Ryan Sampson. Roger Goula (Next Goal Wins, Identicals) and Harry Escott (Shame, Hard Candy, Welcome to the Punch) have composed the show’s original music. The series’ first season premiered in the UK in 2015 and the second season last year on ITV. Both seasons of the drama will be available to stream in the U.S. on Netflix. Read the rest of this entry »

Marc Chouarain is reuniting with Melanie Laurent on the upcoming thriller Galveston. The film is written and directed by Laurent and stars Ben Foster, Elle Fanning, Beau Bridges, Adepero Aduye, Lili Reinhart, Maria Valverde, Robert Aramayo and C.K. McFarland. The movie is based on the novel by Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) and follows a hitman who rescues a young prostitute and flees with her to Galveston, Texas, where the two find strength in each other as dangerous pursuers and the shadows of their pasts follow close behind. Tyler Davidson (Take Shelter, Compliance) is producing the project. Read the rest of this entry »