Daniel Pemberton is composing the music for Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game. The film is written and directed by Sorkin and stars Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Brian d’Arcy James, Chris O’Dowd, Bill Camp, Graham Greene, Claire Rankin, Joe Keery and Jeremy Strong. The movie is based on Molly Bloom’s memoir and tells the story of the Olympic-class skier who, following an injury, ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Read the rest of this entry »

Universal Music will release a soundtrack album for the NBC hit drama This Is Us. The album features a selection of songs from the series by Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, Stevie Wonder, Wilco, Cat Stevens, Nick Drake, Ringo Starr & more, as well as Mandy Moore’s cover of Little Feat’s Willin‘. Also included is the original song We Can Always Come Back To This performed by Brian Tyree Henry and written by the show’s composer Siddhartha Khosla & singer/songwriter Chris Pierce, a suite from Khosla’s original score from the show, as well as two tracks from the composer’s band Goldspot. The soundtrack will be released on September 15, 2017 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon (CD version) and here (physical version). Read the rest of this entry »

Paul Mills is reteaming with directors Jon & Andrew Erwin to score the upcoming faith-based drama I Can Only Imagine. The film starring Dennis Quaid, Cloris Leachman, Priscilla Shirer, Madeline Carroll and J. Michael Finley tells the true story of Bart Millard, the lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe, and how he wrote what is now the most-played radio single in Christian music history. Kevin Downes, Cindy Bond and Daryl Lefever are producing the project. Read the rest of this entry »

Bear McCreary is currently scoring the upcoming supernatural romantic thriller Break My Heart 1000 Times. The film is directed by Scott Speer (Step Up Revolution, Midnight Sun) and stars Bella Thorne, Dermot Mulroney and Richard Harmon. The movie based on the novel by Daniel Waters is set after a cataclysmic event that has allowed ghost-like beings named Remnants to co-exist with the living and revolves around a Remnant who threatens the life of a young woman, propelling her on an adventure. Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift, Pan) wrote the screenplay. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Inconceivable’ Soundtrack Relased

Posted: August 14, 2017 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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Filmtrax has released a soundtrack album for the psychological thriller Inconceivable. The album features the film’s original music composed by Kevin Kiner (CSI: Miami, Star Wars: Rebels, Hell on Wheels, Jane the Virgin, Star Wars: The Clone Wars). The soundtrack is now available to download on Amazon, where you can also listen to audio clips. Inconceivable is directed by Jonathan Baker and stars Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon, Faye Dunaway, Nicky Whelan and Natalie Eva Marie. The movie centers on a mother who looks to escape her abusive past by moving to a new town where she befriends another mother, who grows suspicious of her. The thriller was released in June in select theaters and on VOD by Lionsgate Premiere and will be coming out on Blu-ray and DVD on August 29. Read the rest of this entry »

Premiering tonight is the Epix original series Get Shorty created by Davey Holmes and starring Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano, Sean Bridgers, Megan Stevenson, Goya Robles, Lucy Walters, Sarah Stiles, Antwone Tanner and Carolyn Dodd. The show’s original music composed by Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez (Birdman) who makes his television scoring debut on the project. Check out our scoring assignment announcement and the show’s official website to learn more about the series inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 1990 novel.

Premiering on Wednesday, August 16, is the new NBC comedy Marlon created by Christopher Moynihan & Marlon Wayans and starring Wayans, Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor, Amir O’Neil, Bresha Webb and Diallo Riddle. Dwayne Wayans (Dance FlickMy Wife and Kids) is composing the show’s original music. Check out our previous new article to learn more about the series, which will air every Wednesday night on NBC.  Read the rest of this entry »

Ceiri Torjussen is scoring the upcoming documentary Pistorius. The film is directed by Vaughan Sivell (Prevenge, Third Star) and follows the rise and fall of Oscar Pistorius, the inspiring, Olympic hero turned convicted murderer who made history by becoming the first double-amputee sprinter to compete in the Olympics. Sivell is also producing the project with Sean Richard for Western Edge Pictures, and the Gennaker Group. Torjussen previously scored Sivell’s directorial debut, Mr Calzaghe, as well as the feature The Canal, which Sivell co-produced. Read the rest of this entry »

Dwayne Wayans is the composer of the new NBC comedy Marlon. The show is created by Christopher Moynihan & Marlon Wayans who also stars in the series with Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor, Amir O’Neil, Bresha Webb and Diallo Riddle. The comedy is inspired by the real life of Marlon Wayans and centers on a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. Moynihan and Wayans are also executive producing the Universal Television production with Rick Alvarez (Fifty Shades of Black, White Chicks), Michael Rotenberg (Silicon Valley, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), as well as Andy Ackerman (The New Adventures of Old Christine) who also directed the pilot episode. Read the rest of this entry »

Gary Lionelli is scoring HBO’s upcoming untitled Ben Bradlee documentary. The film is directed by John Maggio and centers on the legendary Washington Post executive editor who became a national figure during the presidency of Richard Nixon, when he challenged the federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers. Peter Kunhardt (Becoming Warren Buffett) is producing the project with Richard Cohen. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Kidnap’ Soundtrack Released

Posted: August 12, 2017 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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Filmtrax has released a soundtrack album for the action thriller Kidnap. The album features the film’s original music composed by Federico Jusid (The Secret in Their EyesMisconduct, Black ButterflyThe Hunter’s Prayer). The soundtrack is now available to download on Amazon, where you can also listen to audio samples. Kidnap is directed by Luis Prieto, produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura & Erik Howsam and stars Halle Berry as a mother who will stop at nothing to rescue her kidnapped son. The thriller was released last weekend by Aviron Pictures and is now playing in theaters nationwide. Read the rest of this entry »