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is proud to announce the release of the soundtrack to the New Line Cinema film "Don't Worry Darling," directed by Olivia
Wilde ("Booksmart") and starring Florence Pugh (Oscar-nominated for "Little Women"), Harry Styles
("Dunkirk"), Wilde (upcoming "Babylon"), Gemma Chan ("Crazy Rich Asians"), KiKi Layne ("The Old Guard") and Chris Pine ("All the Old Knives"). The Don't Worry Darling (Score from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) showcases all new music from Academy Award- and 3x Grammy Award-nominated composer John Powell ("Happy Feet," "How To Train
Your Dragon," "Solo: A Star Wars Story"), and is the first of two albums of music to be released from the film. An album of songs heard in the film, the Don't Worry Darling (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), will be released on September
23, the same day the film is set to open in theaters in North America.
When it came to score composition, composer Powell first viewed the assemblage without any sound, only the dialogue. Director Olivia
Wilde remembers, "Then he said to me, 'This movie is more romantic than you are letting it be. Let the score be something that sweeps our hearts away.' He said that if we played with something more romantic, and used percussion to feel like a heartbeat… by bringing in the world of the orchestra he made it much more emotionally impactful. This was my first experience being able to be with a composer conducting the orchestra, creating the score. I was overwhelmed with that moment, like a kid in a candy store."
The Don't Worry Darling (Score from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is now available, and the track list is as follows:
1 Beginners Ballet Class
2 Breakfast of Champignons
3 Welcome to the Party
4 In the Bedroom
5 Margaret's Flashback
6 Keeping House
7 Trolley to HQ
8 Waking Up to an Ever-Decreasing World
9 Advanced Ballet Class
10 Long Relaxing Bath
11 A Doctor Visits
12 Whisky by the Hearth
13 In the Ladies with Bunny
14 Whose World Is It?
15 Sorties & Delusions
16 Dinner Party Fallout
17 We Need to Go
18 Rabbit Hole
Is Good Now
20 Catechisms & Catheters
21 All for You Alice
22 Bunny's Wise Words
23 Victory Chase
24 End Credits (Don't Worry Darling)
Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950s societal optimism espoused by their CEO, Frank (Pine)—equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach—anchors every aspect of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia.
While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, working on the "development of progressive materials," their wives—including Frank's elegant partner, Shelley
(Chan)—get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident's needs met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause.
But when cracks in her idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can't help questioning exactly what they're doing in Victory, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what's really going on in this paradise?
Wilde directs from a screenplay penned by her "Booksmart" writer Katie Silberman, based on a story by Carey Van Dyke & Shane Van Dyke and Silberman. The film is produced by Wilde, Silberman, Miri Yoon and Roy Lee, with Richard Brener, Celia Khong, Alex G. Scott, Catherine Hardwicke, Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke executive producing. A New Line Cinema presentation, "Don't Worry Darling" will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
A native of London, JOHN POWELL (Music Composed and Conducted by) was a mediocre violinist as a child, wrote music for commercials out of school and assisted composer Patrick Doyle in the early 1990s. He moved to the U.S. in 1997, where he worked on numerous projects for Hans Zimmer
and his film music company Remote Control. He co-wrote the score for "Antz" with Harry Gregson-Williams, and quickly became one of the most desirable, versatile and exciting composers in town.
Powell was catapulted into the realm of A-list composers by displaying an entirely original voice with his oft-referenced scores to the first installment of Bourne trilogy, "The Bourne Identity." He has also become the go-to writer for family animated films, scoring such hits as "Shrek" and "Chicken Run" (both co-written with Harry Gregson-Williams), "Ice Age: The Meltdown," "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," "Ice Age: Continental Drift," "Bolt," both "Rio" films, both "Happy Feet" films and the first two installments of "Kung Fu Panda" (co-written with Hans Zimmer). His pulsating action music has provided the fuel for "Hancock," "Green Zone," "Stop Loss," "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" and "The Italian Job." His music has also sweetened the romance of "Two Weeks Notice" and "P.S.: I Love You." In 2006 his music empowered "X-Men: The Last Stand," lent tenderness to "I Am Sam
" and gripping, real-time drama to "United 93."
His infectious score for "How to Train
Your Dragon" earned him his first Academy Award nomination. Throughout his career, Powell also collected three Grammy nominations for his scores, ranging from sci-fi to family animation. Powell has also lent his voice to the score of Warner Bros.' "Pan," "Ferdinand" (directed by Carlos
Saldanha), "How to Train
Your Dragon 2" and "How To Train
Your Dragon: The Hidden World." Powell scored "Solo: A Star Wars Story," directed by Ron Howard
and the family adventure feature "The Call of the Wild."
In addition to his numerous film scores of all genres, John Powell has also written concert works for choir and orchestra. A selection of these has been released with the album "Hubris: Choral Works by John Powell," including his deeply moving oratorio, "A Prussian Requiem."