“Capitol will release a soundtrack of Love & Mercy, Pohlad told Billboard, although he has no further details.”
Pohlad — producer of such films as 12 Years a Slave and The Tree of Life — doesn’t know if he would’ve proceeded with the project without Wilson’s blessing.
"I can’t answer that because so much of what developed out of it was based on the ability to get into tracks," he said. "From a music perspective, certainly, the ability of Atticus [Ross] and I to get into the tracks and play with them was important. Also to have the music in the film was important. It was not ever going to be a Mama Mia! kind of movie. We didn’t want that.
"Brian and Melinda were involved from the beginning and we knew that we would have the rights to the music from the beginning. Now from there, it was a matter of also building trust with Brian and Melinda so they would open up more of the unreleased stuff or the tracking sessions that they have."
"Love & Mercy"
Synopsis: The story of Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson, and his struggle with addiction and mental illness, told across two time periods.
What You Need To Know: Generally speaking, the idea of another potentially bland music biopic is one that makes our heart sink, and yet “Love & Mercy” is one of our most anticipated films of the festival. In part, it’s because of the subject matter: Brian Wilson has always been one of pop’s most fascinating figures, and rather than attempting to span an entire life, the approach here seems to be focused on his sessions with a controversial therapist. In part, it’s because of an excellent cast assembled: Paul Dano plays the young Wilson, and John Cusack the older, with Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks among the supporting players. And furthermore, there’s a lot of strong behind-the-scenes talent involved: Oren Moverman co-wrote the script, Wes Anderson DoP Robert Yeoman shot the film, “The Social Network” co-Oscar winner Atticus Ross is scoring, and though director Bill Pohlad —making his sophomore feature— is known more as a producer, he’s got great taste, having been partly behind films like “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Tree Of Life” and “12 Years A Slave.” Our hopes are high that this is much more than just cursory look at one of rock ‘n roll’s most complex figures.
IMDb has posted that Atticus Ross, with fellow British composer Harry Gregson-Williams, is scoring Michael Mann’s upcoming 2015 thriller “Blackhat”.
The film is being scored by brothers Atticus and Leopold Ross
Broken City’s soundtrack, by Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross and Claudia Sarne, has been listed for sale on Amazon UK on CD finally, so any European followers, you can now get it!
(And it’s still on Amazon US too)
The soundtrack for Broken City, written by Atticus Ross, Claudia Sarne and Leopold Ross, is finally coming to CD next month, and has been listed for pre-order on Amazon.
while(1<2) (available on Amazon), out in June, includes the remix of How To Destroy Angels’ “Ice Age” and Nine Inch Nails’ “Survivalism” that deadmau5 had released for a limited time on his soundcloud previously.
An evening with Oscar winning composer and electronic musician Atticus Ross who will debut a stylized electronic soundscape for the Festival. He’ll also talk about moving into film composing, and discuss his work scoring the films of David Fincher with long-time collaborator Trent Reznor, including the Oscar winning The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and the forthcoming Gone Girl.
Moderated by Elvis Mitchell, Curator, Film Independent at LACMA; Host, KCRW’s The Treatment
Tickets are $20 but very limited availability!