Nico Muhly (The Reader, Margaret, Kill Your Darlings, Howards End) has contributed original music to the upcoming drama The Seagull. He is sharing scoring credit with Anton Sanko who was previously announced as the film’s composer. The movie directed by Michael Mayer (A Home at the End of the World) and starring Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler, Michael Zegen and Billy Howle is based on Anton Chekhov’s classic tragic story of eight people who fall in love with the wrong person. Stephen Karam (Speech & Debate) wrote the screenplay. Tom Hulce, Leslie Urdang (BeginnersAdam) and Robert Salerno (21 GramsNocturnal Animals) are producing the project. The Seagull will be released in theaters on May 11, 2018 by Sony Pictures Classics. Visit the official movie website for updates.

  1. Linda de Vries says:

    I have a question about the score for The Seagull (film 2018). When we hear Handel’s aria, Lascia ch-io pianga as a “sound-over” was the composer’s intent that the viewer think the song was actually coming from the house, occurring in action simultaneous to the scene we are actually viewing? Or, did the composer have another purpose in mind?

  2. Can you list the classical piano compositions that were performed by the principal actor in The Sea Gull? They are all familiar, but I would like to identify each of the “classical” composers (Handel, Rachmaninoff, etc.) and the names of the compositions. Thank you