antonio-sanchezAntonio Sanchez has composed the score for the upcoming comedy Birdman. The film is directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and stars Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough and Amy Ryan. The movie follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story in a bid to reclaim past glory. Inarritu also co-wrote the screenplay with Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolas Giacobone & Armando Bo (Biutiful) and is also producing the Worldview Entertainment and New Regency production with John Lesher (End of WatchBlood Ties). Sanchez is best known as a jazz drummer who has performed with such acts as the Pat Metheny Group and has also released three solo albums over the past six years. Birdman marks his first major film scoring assignment for the three time Grammy Award winner. Inarritu’s previous four features Biutiful, Babel, 21 Grams and Amores Perros were scored by Gustavo Santaolalla. Birdman is expected to premiere at one of the major film festivals later this year and will be distributed in the U.S. by Fox Searchlight.

  1. ed says:

    A surprise move by Innaritu. I thought he and Gustavo Santaolalla were inseparable. Loved his scores for “Amores Perros;” 21 Grams;” “Babel;” and “Buitiful.” Will be interested to hear waht Sanchez will come up with.

  2. Dan says:

    Sanchez is a fantastic jazz drummer, not Gonzales!!!

  3. Irena says:

    I expect with a pleasure the next work of Iñárritu. I love his manner of observe/learn the life.