howard-shoreHoward Shore has composed the music for the upcoming drama Rosewater. The film marks the directorial debut of The Daily Show host Jon Stewart and stars Gael Garcia Bernal, leading an international cast. The movie is based on the memoir Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival and tells the true story of Canadian-Iranian BBC journalist Maziar Bahari who spent four months in an Iranian prison being blindly interrogated by a man who smelled of rosewater. Stewart has also written the screenplay and is also producing the OddLot Entertainment production with Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men, Moneyball, The Social Network) and Gigi Pritzker (Drive, Ender’s Game). Shore has previously scored the Rudin-produced features Doubt and Nobody’s Fool. Open Road Films has recently picked up domestic distribution rights for Rosewater and is planning a release later in 2014.

Also coming up for Shore is the final installment in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit series, The Battle of the Five Armies. The composer has also composed the score for David Cronenberg’s Map of the Stars, which recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and is currently awaiting a domestic distribution deal.

  1. Robbie says:

    Love Howard Shore, I am sure the music to this will be phenomenal! Have to admit, surprised to see Stewart directing a movie!