heitor-pereiraHeitor Pereira¬†has been tapped to compose the music for the upcoming supernatural drama If I Stay. The film based on the 2009 young-adult novel by Gayle Forman is directed by R.J. Cutler (The September Issue, Nashville) and is set to star Chloe Moretz, Mireille Enos and Jamie Blackley. The movie centers on a teenager who has an out-of-body experience following a car accident which puts her in a coma and kills the rest of her family. Shauna Cross (Whip It, What to Expect When You’re Expecting) is adapting the novel for the screen. Denise DiNovi (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhand) and Alison Greenspan (Monte Carlo, Ramona and Beezus) are producing the MGM and Summit Entertainment co-production for DiNovi Pictures. If I Stay is set to start shooting this fall.

As previously reported, Pereira’s upcoming projects also include Illumination Entertainment’s animated feature Minions, which has recently been pushed back seven months for a release on July 10, 2015.