Rob Simonsen has been tapped to score the upcoming comedy drama The Upside. The film is directed by Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist, Divergent) and stars Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Aja Naomi King and Golshifteh Farahani. The movie is based on the 2011 French box office hit The Intouchables and centers on the unlikely friendship between a rich quadriplegic and his working-class caregiver. Jon Hartmere wrote the screenplay. Jason Blumenthal & Todd Black (The Pursuit of HappynessSouthpaw) and Steve Tisch (Forrest Gump, The Equalizer) are producing the project. The Upside will premiere next month at the Toronto Film Festival and is currently set to be released on March 9, 2018 by the Weinstein Company.

Simonsen’s upcoming projects also include Jason Reitman’s Tully and Lawrence Sher’s Bastards. The composer also recenly scored Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy in New York, which is currently playing in select theaters.