Thomas Newman (American Beauty, The Shawshank Redemption, 1917, Finding Nemo, Skyfall, Wall-E) has recently been recording his score for the upcoming drama White Bird: A Wonder Story. The film is directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Quantum of Solace, Monster’s Ball) and stars Gillian Anderson, Helen Mirren, Ariella Glaser, Orlando Schwerdt, as well as Bryce Gheisar who is reprising his role as Julian Albans from Stephen Chbosky’s 2017 feature Wonder (scored by Marcelo Zarvos). The movie based on the book by R.J. Palacio is set in the same universe as the 2017 drama and centers on Julian who left Beecher Prep and is visited by his Grandmère from Paris who tells him stories of her childhood as a young Jewish girl living in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. Mark Bomback (Defending Jacob, Unstoppable) wrote the screenplay. Palacio is also producing the Mandeville Films production with David Hoberman & Todd Lieberman (Beauty and the Beast, The Fighter). White Bird: A Wonder Story is set to be released in theaters nationwide on September 16, 2022 by Lionsgate.

Also coming up for Newman is Channing Tatum’s & Reid Carlin’s Dog (scheduled to be released in theaters on February 18, 2022), and John Madden’s Operation Mincemeat (to be released theatrically in the UK in January of 2022 and expected to premiere in the U.S. on Netflix around the same time).