Laura Karpman has been tapped to score the upcoming indie drama Miss Virginia. The film is directed by R.J. Daniel Hanna (What Still Remains) and stars Uzo Aduba, Matthew Modine, Vanessa Williams, Aunjanue Ellis, Niles Fitch, Nadji Jeter, Adina Porter, Amirah Vann and Michael Beasl. The movie is inspired by a true story of a struggling inner-city single mother who moves her at-risk son from his dangerous neighborhood school to a safe – but expensive – one and launches a movement in the process. Erin O’Connor wrote the screenplay and is also producing the project with Rob Pfaltzgraff & Maurice Black for the Moving Picture Institute, alongside Stacey Parks for Media Sparks Entertainment and M. Elizabeth Hughes (Happy Anniversary, Girlfriend’s Day). Miss Virginia is set to premiere in 2019.

Karpman (Underground, Step, Set It Up, Taken mini-series, Black Nativity) also has the romantic comedy Senior Moment directed by Giorgio Serafini and starring William Shatner, Ephraim Lopez, Jean Smart, Christopher Lloyd, Katrina Bowden and Esai Morales coming up. Kurt Brungardt and Christopher Momenee wrote the screenplay. Gina S. Goff is producing the film, which is also expected to premiere in 2019.