Daniel Pemberton (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Trial of the Chicago 7, King Arthur: Legend of the SwordSteve JobsBirds of Prey, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Being the Ricardos) has recently been scoring the upcoming crime comedy Amsterdam. The film is written and directed by David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter) and stars Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Andrea Riseborough, Alessandro Nivola, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matthias Schoenaerts, Chris Rock, Michael Shannon, Taylor Swift, Mike Myers, Zoe Saldaña, Rami Malek and Robert De Niro. The movie follows three close friends who find themselves at the center of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history. Russell & Bale are also producing the New Regency production with Arnon Milchan (L.A. Confidential, The Revenant), Matthew Budman (DetroitSpree) and Anthony Katagas (12 Years a Slave, Ad Astra). Hildur Guðnadóttir was originally attached to compose the music for the movie back in 2020 and at least one other composer was involved in scoring the project before Pemberton was hired. Amsterdam will be released in theaters nationwide on November 4, 2022 by 20th Century Studios.

Pemberton’s other recent projects also include Tom George’s See How They Run (to be released in U.S. theaters on September 16) and Harry Bradbeer’s Enola Holmes 2., which is set to premiere this fall. The composer also has the animated sequels Spider-Man: Across & Beyond the Spider-Verse coming up.

  1. Dylan E. says:

    Great choice of composer.

    Though I’m I the only one who wished Danny Elfman came back to score a David O. Russell flick once more?

    I can’t really say his scores for Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle (which sounded pretty good from what I heard of them in the soundtracks) were utilized in any effective way shape or form, so maybe I can see why Elfman hasn’t collaborated with DOR since AH. But, based on what I’ve seen from the trailer in terms of its plot and setting and aesthetic, I could’ve seen Elfman knock it out of the park for once in his collaboration with DOR that really played to his strengths.

    • Cyrus says:

      He also Scored The Bad Guys

    • John says:

      Elfman was involved with David O. Russell’s last picture, JOY, for a while as well, but left the movie before anything was recorded.

      I think might have produced the songs, including the Jennifer Lawrence recording of “Something Stupid”, but he doesn’t have a credit on the album. So that’s either not accurate, or he decided to take his name off completely.

      In any case, Russell is notoriously difficult to work with, and that seems to extend to how he works with composers as well.