Nicholas Britell (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, Succession, The Big Short, Vice) has recently scored the upcoming indie drama Italian Studies. The film is written and directed by Adam Leon and stars Vanessa Kirby, Simon Brickner, Annika Wahlsten and Annabel Hoffman.  The movie revolves around a mysterious woman who wanders the streets of Manhattan in a confused state and – finding herself inexplicably drawn to a charismatic teenager – embarks on an adventure with him through the cityscape and into the unknown. Brad Becker-Parton (Beach Rats), Joshua Astrachan (Paterson, A Prairie Home Companion), Jamund Washington (Random Acts of Flyness), Andrea Roa (It Comes at Night, Unexpected) and Jason Reif are producing the Animal Kingdom, Topic Studios and Tango Entertainment production. Britell has previously scored Leon’s last two features, Gimme the Loot and Tramps. Italian Studies will premiere this June at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival.

Also coming up for Britell is Disney’s Cruella (to be released on May 28),  Barry Jenkins’ Amazon limited series The Underground Railroad (premiering on May 14), Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up, Disney’s The Lion King prequel, Benjamin Millepied’s Carmen, the third season of HBO’s Succession and HBO’s currently untitled LA Lakers drama.