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John Williams No Longer Scoring Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies'

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March 18, 2015

Bridge of Spies

Last winter we got a first look at Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on the set of their the-untitled cold war thriller. Since then, we've learned that the title was Bridge of Spies and that John Williams was composing the score. However, only one of those tidbits has proven to be true as a press release (with the first official still from the film you can see below) has revealed that American Beauty and Skyfall composer Thomas Newman will score the film instead. The release says, "John Williams’ schedule was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected." And the good news is that Williams will still get back with Spielberg for another collaboration to compose the score The BFG next.

Here's the new photo from Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies straight from Walt Disney Studios:

Bridge of Spies

Check out the first photo from the set of Bridge of Spies right here.

Bridge of Spies is directed by Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, Schindler's List) with a script originally by Matt Charman and rewritten by Oscar-winning writing and directing duo Joel & Ethan Coen. The film tells the story of tells the story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Amy Ryan, Alan Alda and Mark Rylance also star in the DreamWorks film which Walt Disney's Touchstone Pictures will release in theaters everywhere this fall on October 16th.

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  • ragethorn
    Thomas Newman rules!
  • HarryFiddleSticks
    Newman is a good choice
  • DAVIDPD
    Although the loss of Williams' talent is immense, Newman is skilled in his own right.

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