Lorne Balfe has composed the original music for the upcoming drama Jungleland. The film is directed by Max Winkler (Flower, Ceremony) and stars Charlie Hunnam, Jack O’Connell and Jessica Barden. The movie follows a reluctant bareknuckle boxer and his brother as they must travel across the country for one last fight, but an unexpected travel companion exposes the cracks in their bond along the way. Winkler also co-wrote the screenplay with Theodore Bressman and David Branson Smith (Adrift, Ingrid Goes West). Jules Daly (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Grey), Brad Feinstein (American Woman), Ryan Stowell and Kevin J. Walsh (Manchester by the Sea, All the Money in the World) are producing the Romulus Entertainment, Big Red Films and Scott Free production. Jungleland will premiere in September at the Toronto Film Festival.

Balfe’s other upcoming projects also include Ang Lee’s Gemini Man (coming out on October 4), Adil El Arbi’s & Bilall Fallah’s Bad Boys for Life (to be released on January 17, 2020) Michael Bay’s 6 Underground (to be released this December), Peter Cattaneo’s Military Wives and HBO/BBC’s His Dark Materials.

  1. Neil says:

    Great to hear Balfe is doing smaller movies also.He really has a broad spectrum of musical styles.

  2. Penderghast says:

    With the amount of projects Balfe is doing, I don’t think he’ll ever be able to properly evolve as a composer. Art requires a time off, to recharge one’s batteries and expose oneself to different stimuli. It’s clear that LB is juggling multiple projects at the same time and back to back. I don’t think that’s sustainable and I’m afraid he’s gonna implode and burn out. But hey, if his fans are happy… I do enjoy his work from time to time, but he’s far from the very best of Zimmer’s pupils or other composers in general.

    • Sebastian says:

      Not sure where you get your facts ?How many films has Balfe worked on since Fallout which was over a year ago???compared to to Benjamin Walsfich who seem to have scored several in the last 12 months.
      I am a massive Balfe music fan and his scores are always different .its strange how some music fans don’t like him when he keeps getting bored all the time.
      I’m most looking forward to His Dark Materials.

    • Steve says:

      Apart from John Powell – Balfe is the best of Zimmer’s prodigies I think for sure.He can write great melodies and his action music form Call of Duty is some of the best tracks