Jeff Beal has signed on to composer the score for David Fincher’s highly anticipated Netflix original series House of Cards. The show starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright follows an ambitious politician with his eye on the top job. The political thriller based on the book and BBC mini-series of the same name, which explored the ruthless underside of British politics at the end of the Thatcher era, has been reset against the backdrop of modern-day U.S. electoral politics. Kate Mara, Kristen Connolly, Corey Stoll and Constance Zimmer are co-starring. Beau Willimon (The Ides of March) has written the show’s pilot. Fincher is directing the first two episodes and serves as an executive producer of the Media Rights Capital production alongside Josh Donen (Spartacus: Blood and Sand), Academy Award-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), as well as Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti of Trigger Street Productions (The Social Network, 21). House of Cards reunites Beal with producer John Melfi, a prior collaborator as an executive producer on HBO’s Rome. Netflix has committed to two seasons and 26 episodes of the serialized drama, which is expected to premiere later this year.

Beal’s upcoming movie projects include the documentary Last Call at the Oasis directed by Jessica Yu about the global water crisis. The film is scheduled for a theatrical release on May 4, 2012. Also opening this summer is the documentary The Queen of Versailles, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures. As previously reported, the composer whose previous credits include Ed Harris’ directorial features Appaloosa and Pollock is also scoring the comedy drama series GCB, which currently airs every Sunday night on ABC.

  1. Maria says:

    Jeff Beal is one of the finest person and composer in Hollywood. I’m sure he will do it perfectly in his next work. Because he has remarkable talent. Thanks!

  2. charlie says:

    house of cards.

    theme song is very reminiscent of the doors riders on the storm and the cowboy junkies version of springsteen’s state trooper.

    haunting, intriguing and so very well suited to the series.

    jeff nailed it.

  3. May Godness, the song of the theme House of Cards é magnificent, beautiful, awsome, etc Congratulations, mr Jeff Beals

  4. Pascal says:

    Just seen, and heard, movie Ides of March. 2010. Soundtrack from Alexandre Desplat. Screenplay by Beau Wimmilion who wrote HoC too. At the moment i heard #3 and #4 i thought it was HoC soundtrack. So similar. Try it and make your own opinion…