Tom Howe (Ted Lasso, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Shrinking, Early ManProfessor Marston and the Wonder Women) is scoring the upcoming comedy sequel Book Club: The Next Chapter. The film is directed by Bill Holderman and stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Andy Garcia & Don Johnson who reprise their roles from the 2018 first Book Club installment (scored by Peter Nashel). The movie, which also stars Giancarlo Giannini, follows Diane, Vivian, Sharon & Carol as they take their book club to Italy, where their relaxing vacation turns into a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country adventure. Holderman (The Old Man & the Gun, A Walk in the Woods) also co-wrote the screenplay with Erin Simms (Our Souls at Night). They are both also producing the Fifth Season, Apartment Story & Makeready production. Book Club: The Next Chapter will be released in theaters nationwide on May 12, 2023 by Focus Features.

Howe’s other recent feature scoring projects include the animated movie The Amazing Maurice, which just opened in U.S. theaters last weekend and Nida Manzoor’s Polite Society, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will be released in theaters on April 28 by Focus.