Mike Patton scoring new Derek Cianfrance film, seriously considering Netflix online rather than DVDs at home

Mike Patton scoring new Derek Cianfrance film, seriously considering Netflix online rather than DVDs at home

Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk) needs no introduction (he’s probably just decided on another new project as this appears) and just can’t seem to stop writing new music. The wildly productive maestro’s passing fancy is that of music for films, both the musty indie theater and/or the mighty multiplex. Patton has recently written and scored such recent flicks as The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Crank 2: High Voltage, and the short film A Perfect Place.

Patton’s latest venture is the upcoming The Place Beyond the Pines co-written and directed by Derek Cianfrance, who helmed 2010’s devastating Blue Valentine that helped secure Ryan Gosling’s future hunk credentials and proved he can play a mean ukelele. Cianfrance’s latest regards a motorcycle stunt rider who runs afoul of a former cop turned newly-minted politician and co-stars Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Greenwood, Rose Byrne, and Ray Liotta. The always-reliable Internet Movie Database notes that the film is currently in post-production.

Cianfrance reportedly hand-picked Patton to score the film, and while little is known regarding the music, it’s sure to be as ear-opening as his past work and hopefully will add a bit more notoriety to his belt, as both Cianfrance and Gosling made significant cultural waves with Blue Valentine two years ago. Patton is also reportedly knee-deep in a fourth Tomahawk LP, which is set for release later this summer.

• Mike Patton: http://www.ipecac.com

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