fathers-and-daughtersPaolo Buonvino has taken over scoring duties on the upcoming drama Fathers and Daughters. The film is directed by Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds) and stars Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Jane Fonda, Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhane Wallis, Diane Kruger, Bruce Greenwood and Janet McTeer. The movie follows a woman dealing with a crumbling relationship in the present and looking back on the relationship she had with her Pulitzer Prize-winning father, 25 years earlier. Brad Desch has written the Black List-honored screenplay. Craig J. Flores (Charlie Countryman) & Nicolas Chartier (The Hurt Locker, Killer Joe) are producing the project for Voltage Pictures, alongside Sherryl Clark (Plush) for Busted Shark Productions. James Horner (Titanic, Avatar, Braveheart) who is currently scoring Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Wolf Totem was originally attached to compose the music for the film. Buonvino has previously collaborated with Muccino on the 2001 romance The Last Kiss and its sequel Kiss Me Again, as well as 2003’s Remember Me, My Love, 1999’s But Forver In My Mind and 1998’s Ecco fatto. The composer’s other scoring credits include the Italian features Romanzo criminale and Quiet Chaos. Fathers and Daughters is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere in 2015.

  1. tiago says:

    Oh, no, that’s terrible news! I was really hoping to hear a brand new James Horner score! Why did he can’t stay in the projects anymore without being kicked off?

    • Jeff T. says:

      He was probably just busy scoring Wolf Totem or the documentary film he’s been working on. Excited to hear Buonvino’s score, loved his Last Kiss score and this one sounds like it might be his first Hollywood project.

  2. Justin Boggan says:

    Wolf is recorded, F&D doesn’t open until sometimes next year — can’t be a conflict unless he’s working on other stuff we don’t know about.

  3. ed says:

    Scheduling conflicts are likely to have played its part in the change of composer. Horner has an “Aviation” documentary on the horizon, narrated by Harrison Ford; and he will see the decade out with multiple trips to Pandora.