theodore-shapiroTheodore Shapiro has signed on to score the upcoming coming-of-age comedy drama St. Vincent. The movie is directed by Theodore Melfi and stars Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Terrence Howard and Scott Adsit. The movie follows a cranky war veteran who becomes an unlikely mentor to a 12-year-old boy whose parents have divorced. Melfi has also written the screenplay, which was black listed in 2011 under the title St. Vincent de Van Nuys. Peter Chernin (Rise of the Planet of the ApesThe Heat) is producing the Chernin Entertainment production with Fred Roos (The Outsiders, The Black Stallion). Don Cheadle and Kay Liberman (House of LiesTraitor) are executive producing the project for  Crescendo Productions. St. Vincent is set to be released on April 21, 2014 by the Weinstein Company.

Also coming up for the composer is the comedy drama Indefinitely Polar Bear starring Mark Ruffalo & Zoe Saldana, which is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month. The composer has also scored Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which is now playing in theaters and David Frankel’s One Chance, which is set to open in the U.S. on February 7, 2014.