Marcelo Zarvos is currently finishing up work on the score for the upcoming HBO drama Too Big to Fail. The film directed by Curtis Hanson offers an intimate look at the financial crisis of 2008 and the group of powerbrokers who decided the fate of the world’s economy in a matter of a few weeks. The movie stars William Hurt as President George W. Bush’s Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Paul Giamatti as Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernank, James Woods as Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld and Ed Asner as Warren Buffett. Also starring is Billy Crudup, Matthew Modine, Tony Shalhoub, Topher Grace, Kathy Baker, Bill Pullman, Michael O’Keefe and Cynthia Nixon. Too Big to Fail is based on the book by Andrew Ross Sorkin and adapted for the screen by Peter Gould (Breaking Bad). The film marks Curtis Hanson’s first project for HBO. The director is best known among film music fans for his collaboration with Jerry Goldsmith on L.A. Confidential and The River Wild. He has also worked with composers Trevor Jones (Bad Influence), Christopher Young (Wonder Boys, Lucky You) and Mark Isham (In Her Shoes). Marcelo Zarvos has previously worked on HBO projects including Taking Chances starring Kevin Bacon and last year’s You Don’t Know Jack starring Al Pacino, for both of which the composer received an Emmy nomination. Too Big to Fail premieres this May on HBO. To find out more about the project, visit HBO’s movie webpage.

As previously reported, Zarvos also has the Jodie Foster-helmed and Mel Gibson-starring drama The Beaver and the Barry Levinson-directed thriller The Bay coming out later this year.