Christopher Lennertz has signed on to score the comedy drama As Cool as I Am. The movie starring James Marsden, Claire Danes, Sarah Bolger, Jon Tenney, Peter Fonda, Jeremy Sisto, Alanis Morissette, Thomas Mann, Anika Noni Rose and Mario Batali follows a Montana teen girl who deals with her self-centered parents trying to recapture the youth they feel they missed. The film is directed by Max Mayer who has previously collaborated with Lennertz on the 2009 indie drama Adam starring Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne. As Cool as I Am is adapted from a novel by Pete Fromm and adapted for the screen by Virginia Korus Spragg (An Unfinished Life). Matt Williams (What Women Want), Judd Payne (Southland Tales) and Anthony Mastromauro are producing. The movie is expected to be released in 2012.

Lennertz who is coming off scoring one of his biggest commercial hits of his career to date with the comedy Horrible Bosses also has the coming-of-age drama See If I Care coming up. The film starring Eva Mendes, Patricia Arquette, Cierra Raminez and Matthew Modine centers on a teenage girl dissatisfied with her life who tries to enter adulthood, but succeeds only in creating one crisis after another. Patricia Riggen (Under the Same Moon) who has worked with the composer before on this year’s TV musical Lemonade Mouth is directing the movie. See If I Care is produced by Lionsgate and Televisa’s joint venture Pantelion Films. No release date has been set yet for the film.