Ben Gibbard, Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz Working on Film Scores
Music has become an increasingly important part of the Sundance experience, with high-profile acts performing at the industry events to those same artists being tapped to soundtrack the hopeful movies being screened throughout the fest. Two such burgeoning features boast cues created by none less than Death Cab for Cutie/Postal Service frontman, Ben Gibbard, and former Beastie Boys rapper, Adam Horovitz, AKA "Ad-Rock."
According to Indiewire, Gibbard is at the helm of the soundtrack for Laggies, which is being described as a coming of age story starring Kiera Knightley (whose character is "stuck in adolescence"), Sam Rockwell and Jeff Garlin. The movie is directed by Lynn Shelton, best known for such "mumblecore" movies as Humpday and My Sister's Sister. It will be Gibbard's second turn at scoring a film, following his work on 2006 documentary Kurt Cobain: About a Son.
Horovitz is making the music for a much more tripped-out affair, as the ex-Beastie Boy is behind the soundtrack of No No: A Dockumentary, which chronicles the infamous and rather amazing true story of late Major League Baseball pitcher Dock Ellis, who in June of 1970 threw a perfect game for the Pittsburgh Pirates while tripping on LSD. more on this story
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