Mike Patton to Score Derek Cianfrance's 'The Place Beyond the Pines'
Some interesting news regarding the new film by Derek Cianfrance starring Ryan Gosling, The Place Beyond the Pines, seen above. The Playlist & SlashFilm are reporting that the film will be scored by Mike Patton, a singer-songwriter-musician known more for his bands and music than scores, but he did do work for Crank: High Voltage and the Italian film A Solitude of Prime Numbers. Cianfrance has a knack for choosing unique artists for his films, like Grizzly Bear doing the excellent score for Blue Valentine. This already sounds as promising and unique as we should expect for The Place Beyond the Pines. Can't wait.
The Place Beyond the Pines follows a professional motorcycle rider named Luke (Gosling) who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son, but when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper) their confrontation spirals into a generational feud. It's apparently "kind of an epic movie. It takes place over a couple of generations and it's kind of a crime story, kind of a mystery." The supporting cast includes Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Ray Liotta, Bruce Greenwood, Dane DeHaan and Ben Mendelsohn. The film finished shooting late last year mostly around Schenectady, New York, produced by Sidney Kimmel Ent. At the moment we're just waiting to find out when it'll be released or show up at some film festival first.
While I'm sure we'll hear a variety of songs in this, I'm excited to hear what Patton will do with the score, following the likes of Jonny Greenwood and Trent Reznor. Mike Patton is most well known for musical projects like Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, Tomahawk and Fantômas. He has producer credits with artists such as John Zorn, Sepultura, Melvins, Melt-Banana and Kool Keith. He co-founded Ipecac Recordings with Greg Werckman in 1999, and has run the label since. The Playlist says he "is something of a movie buff" and I'm looking forward to hearing how his work on this motorcycle flick turns out. We'll keep you updated.