John Paesano has taken over scoring duties on the upcoming comedy Almost Christmas. The film is written and directed by David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim, First Sunday) and stars Gabrielle Union, Danny Glover, Mo’Nique, Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, Romany Malco and Jessie T. Usher. The movie follows an estranged family forced to come together for their first Christmas since the death of the family matriarch. Will Packer (Ride Along, Obsessed, Think Like a Man) is producing the project. Aaron Zigman was originally scoring the film as previously reported and credited in the movie’s first trailer. Almost Christmas is set to be released on November 11, 2016 by Universal Pictures. To learn more about the comedy, visit the official movie website.
John Paesano has recently composed the music for the upcoming drama Brain on Fire. The film is directed by Gerard Barrett (Glassland) and stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Thomas Mann, Tyler Perry, Jenny Slate, Richard Armitage and Carrie-Anne Moss. The movie is based on Susannah Cahalan’s Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness and follows a rising journalist at the New York Post who falls victim to an inexplicable illness that has her hearing voices, hallucinating, battling bouts of paranoia and lashing out during violent episodes before a last-minute intervention gives her the chance to rebuild her life. Charlize Theron, A.J. Dix (The Butterfly Effect) and Beth Kono (Dark Places, Sleepwalking with Lady Vengeance) are producing the project for Denver and Delilah, alongside Rob Merilees & Lindsay Macadam for Foundation Features. Brain on Fire is expected to be released later this year by Broad Green Pictures.
`John Paesano’s music for ‘The Maze Runner’ won the 2015 Public Choice Award. The World Soundtrack Academy announced the winners of the 15th World Soundtrack Awards, the closing event of the 42nd Film Fest Gent, on the evening of Saturday 24 October at Kuipke in Ghent. What makes Film Fest Gent unique in the fully booked festival calender is the focus on music and the celebration of the film composer, unfortunately often the forgotten key figure in the artistic and/or commercial succes of a film. Not at FFGent, however. The 42nd festival takes place from 13 until 24 October 2015 ending with the WSAwards Ceremony & Concert.