Posts Tagged ‘Questlove’

Deadline is reporting that Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is set to direct Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the 1970 animated classic The Aristocats. He will also oversee the music for the movie, which follows a pedigreed cat and her kittens who are catnapped by a greedy butler. Will Gluck (Peter Rabbit, Easy A) is producing the […]

Walt Disney Records will release a soundtrack album for the Disney Junior short-form animated series Rise Up, Sing Out. The album features the original songs from the show written and produced by Ahmir ‘”Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter (of the Grammy Award winning musical group The Roots) who also appear in the series […]

Sony Legacy will release a soundtrack album for the documentary Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised). The album (curated by Questlove) features a collection of the live recordings of classic songs from the movie by artists including B.B. King, The Staple Singers, The 5th Dimension, Nina Simone & others. The […]

Questlove to Serve as Oscars Musical Director

Posted: March 24, 2021 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News
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Oscars show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh announced today that Questlove has joined the Oscars production team as the show’s musical director. He follows Bill Conti, Marc Shaiman, William Ross, Harold Wheeler, Rickey Minor, among others who have previously been selected as music directors. Questlove who best known as a drummer, DJ, […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Opening in most theaters is the superhero movie Wonder Woman directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. The film’s original music is composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams (Hacksaw Ridge, The Legend of Tarzan, The Crown). WaterTower […]

Premiering tomorrow, May 30, is the History event mini-series Roots directed by Phillip Noyce, Thomas Carter, Mario Van Peebles and Bruce Beresford and starring Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, Chad L. Coleman, Erica Tazel, Derek Luke, Malachi Kirby and Regé-Jean. The 4-parter’s original music is composed by Alex Heffes (The Last King […]

Ahmir Thompson aka Questlove has recently composed the music for the upcoming indie drama Vincent N Roxxy. The film is written and directed by Gary Michael Schultz and stars Emile Hirsch, Zoë Kravitz, Emory Cohen, Zoey Deutch, Jason Mitchell, Beau Knapp and Scott Mescudi. The movie follows a small town loner and a rebellious punk […]

Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend: Expected to top the weekend box office is the biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings directed by Ridley Scott and starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley. The film’s original music is composed by Alberto Iglesias (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Constant […]