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Russo Gets Game with ‘Edith Finch’

Russo Gets Game with ‘Edith Finch’

Jeff Russo, the music composer behind hit TV shows Fargo and The Night Of is composing the soundtrack for an upcoming indie video game “What Remains of Edith Finch,”the debut title  from Annapurna Interactive, the new video game division under Annapurna Pictures (the production company behind Zero Dark Thirty and Her). “What Remains of Edith Finch” is […]

Ferrell and Wiig Seek Musical ‘Profits’

Ferrell and Wiig Seek Musical ‘Profits’

Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig are teaming on a musical send-up of corporate motivational presentations. Inspired by the book Everything Is Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals, the score will be written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the team behind the tunes of Broadway’s smash hit Hairspray, as well as the 2013 […]

Thomas Scores ‘Faeria’

Thomas Scores ‘Faeria’

Composer Chance Thomas will conjure the score for “Faeria,” Abrakam Entertainment’s elaborate digital strategy card game. Thomas, an award-winning multi-media composer, envisions the musical accompaniment for the online game as “epic, all-original fantasy.” The game has been in beta for the past two years and is targeting a January release in the U.S. and Europe, and has already attracted an […]

Vitarelli Gets ‘Face’ Time

Vitarelli Gets ‘Face’ Time

Joseph Vitarelli is scoring Sean Penn’s The Last Face, which is expected to market in 2015 through Gaga Entertainment. The film stars  Charlize Theron as an international aid worker who meets a relief aid doctor (Javier Bardem) amidst a political/social revolution in Africa.  Upcoming work set to feature Vitarelli’s work include Taylor Hackford’s The Comedian and Mina […]

Mahler Looks to ‘October Sky’

Mahler Looks to ‘October Sky’

Michael Mahler creates the music and lyrics for October Sky, a musical stage production making its world premiere at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Illinois, where it runs August 26-October 11. Set in 1957, the production is based on the 1999 Universal Pictures film of the same name, about the launch of Sputnik. Mahler, who is represented by […]

Debney Weilds ‘Hacksaw’

Debney Weilds ‘Hacksaw’

John Debney will compose the score for the Mel Gibson-directed Hacksaw Ridge, starring Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughan and Andrew  Garfield in a tale of  a WWII American Army medic who refused to kill people and became the first conscientious objector to win a Congressional Medal of Honor. The Lionsgate release is due out in 2016. Debney received […]

‘Jane’ Got a Composer

‘Jane’ Got a Composer

Two, actually: Marcello De Francisci  and Lisa Gerrard have been hired to score Jane’s Got a Gun, a 2016 Weinstein Company release starring Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor, from director Gavin O’Connor (Warrior, Pride and Glory). De Francisci’s recent work includes the indie horror entry Stitch and the emotional teen indie film Stryia, Gerrard, who is also a singer, composed scores for Burning […]

Morris to ‘London’

Trevor Morris has signed to compose music for Babak Najafi’s political thriller London Has Fallen, a due in January 2016 from Focus Features. Morris’ previous work includes Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, The Immortals and Olympus Has Fallen.  He is represented by Chris Gutch at the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency.