Brian Eno to score forthcoming drama Me & Earl and the Dying Girl

The prolific polymath preps another soundtrack.

Brian Eno has turned his hand to the movies again, composing the music for a new drama from director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, whose previous work includes American Horror Story, Glee.

Based on a memoir by screenwriter Jesse Andrew, Me & Earl and the Dying Girlfollows a student who is “coasting to senior year of high school as anonymously as possible and is forced by his mother to befriend a classmate with leukemia,” as IMDB pitches it.

The film stars Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke and Nick Offerman (that’s Ron Swanson from Parks & Recreation) and is due out later this year after recently premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.

Eno previously scored Wim Wenders’ The Million Dollar Hotel and Peter Jackson’s not-so-great adaptation of The Lovely Bones. More recently he’s been working with Damon Albarn on an Africa Express version of Terry Riley’s ‘In C’, and last year he reissued four of his albums from All Saints Records.

Other exciting soundtrack work coming this year includes Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury’s score for Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Ex Machina and Philip Glass’s music for the new reboot of The Fantastic Four. [via Film Music Reporter]



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