james-newton-howardJames Newton Howard has signed on to score the upcoming indie thriller Nightcrawler. The film marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Dan Gilroy (Real Steel, Two for the Money) and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed and Kevin Rahm. The movie tells the story of a driven young man who discovers the nocturnal world of L.A. freelance crime journalism. Gilroy has also written the screenplay and is producing the project with Jennifer Fox (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Informant!), Michel Litvak & David Lancaster (Drive, Legion) for Bold Films and his brother brother, Tony. Howard has previously scored Tony Gilroy’s last three features, including Michael Clayton, Duplicity and The Bourne Legacy. Nightcrawler is currently in post-production. Open Road Films has picked up domestic distribution rights for the thriller. No release date has been announced yet.

Newton Howard’s latest movie Maleficent is currently playing in theaters. Also coming up for the composer is Edward Zwick’s Pawn Sacrificeboth The Hunger Games: Mockingjay films, as well as Cut Bank, which is premiering this week at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

  1. neo says:

    I’m sure like all his work it will be boring

  2. Brent says:

    Okay, I can tell you right now, Maleficent is the complete opposite of “boring”.