Marco Beltrami has been hired to score the upcoming indie drama The Surrogate. The film is written and directed by Ben Lewin (Georgia, Paperback Romance) and stars John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Rhea Perlman and Moon Bloodgood. The movie centers on poet and journalist Mark O’Brien, a paraplegic polio victim who decides to explore his sexuality and hires a sex surrogate and soon develops a relationship that changes both of their lives. Stephen Nemeth (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Dogtown and Z-Boys) and Judi Levine are producing the project. The Surrogate is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2012, where it is also expected to look for distribution.

As previously reported, Beltrami has recently scored the horror thriller The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe, which is set to be released next February. The composer also has the indie thriller Kin (previously entitled Blackbird) starring Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde coming up.