Craig Richey has composed the original score for the upcoming comedy You Can Choose Your Family. The film marks the narrative feature directorial debut of producer Miranda Bailey (Swiss Army Man, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Norman) and stars Jim Gaffigan, Logan Miller, Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis, Alex Karpovsky, Hayes MacArthur and Michelle Hurd. The movie revolves around a seventeen-year-old boy who blackmails his father after discovering his secret second family. Glen Lakin wrote the screenplay. Bailey is also producing the project with Ron Howard & Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13), Karen Kehela Sherwood (The Good Lie, Blue Crush) and Amanda Marshall (Don’t Think Twice). Richey has previously collaborated with Bailey on the documentary The Pathological OptimistYou Can Choose Your Family will premiere next month at the SXSW Film Festival.

Richey whose previous scoring credits include Friends with Money, Lovely & Amazing and Girl on a Bicycle also has the indie drama Good After Bad coming up. The film is written and directed by Anne-Marie Hess and stars Melora Walters, Maddie Hasson and Billy Burke. The movie centers on the relationship between a bullied student, whose home life is in shambles, and a wealthy eccentric,  with no friends and issues with women. Matt Leutwyler who previously directed the Richey-scored features Uncanny and Answers to Nothing is producing the drama, which is expected to premiere later this year.