Tuesday, March 16, 2010
THOMAS NEWMAN to score "The Adjustment Bureau"
The Adjustment Bureau, a feature film based on the Philip K. Dick short sci-fi story “The Adjustment Team”, will get an original score by Thomas Newman. The attachment of the American Beauty composer to the project has been confirmed to MovieScore Magazine by Universal Pictures, who will release the film on July 30.
The Adjustment Bureau is an upcoming science fiction film, loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short story, "Adjustment Team", The film is to be directed by George Nolfi and will star Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. The cast also includes Anthony Mackie, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Daniel Dae Kim, Michael Kelly, John Slattery, and Anthony Ruivivar.
The story is loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short story, "Adjustment Team" and will feature a smooth-talking congressman whose political future is thrown in doubt by uncontrollable events and the arrival in his life of a mysterious ballerina.
Damon will play David Norris, a charismatic congressman who seems destined for national political stardom and a Fordham University Alumnus who was a basketball player while he was there. He meets a beautiful ballet dancer named Elise Sellas, played by Blunt, only to find strange circumstances keeping their sparks from catching fire. Norris discovers forces are at work to keep them apart, and he peels the layers to find out why. The action takes place all over Manhattan. One of the scenes, a press conference where Matt Damon (David Norris) will announce his intent to run for the Senate, will take place at Fordham University's Rose Hill campus; his character will be a Fordham alumnus that played basketball while matriculating.
More info here: http://moviescoremagazine.com/2010/03/thomas-newman-to-score-adjustment-bureau/