omposer Frank Ilfman is set to reteam with director Navot Papushado on action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake. The film starring Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Paul Giamatti, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, Carla Gugino, Carla Adam Nagaitis and Ralph Ineson centers on a young woman and her estranged mother (both assassins) who must join forces on the run to take down a male-dominated crime syndicate they used to work for. Papushado also co-wrote the screenplay with Ehud Lavski. Andrew Rona (Non-Stop, Unknown) and Alex Heineman (The Commuter) are producing the StudioCanal and The Picture Company production. Ilfman (Ghost Stories, The Etruscan Smile) has previously collaborated with Papushado on his last two features Big Bad Wolves and Rabies. Gunpowder Milkshake is currently in post-production and is expected to be released in 2021

Frank Ilfman has signed on to score the upcoming spy thriller The Operative. The film is written and directed by Yuval Adler (Bethlehem) and stars Diane Kruger, Martin Freeman and Cas Anvar. The movie is based on the Israeli best seller The English Teacher written by former Israeli intelligence officer Yiftach Reicher Atir and tells the story of a woman recruited by the Mossad to go undercover in Tehran who becomes entangled in a complex triangle with her handler and her subject. Anne Carey (Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Mr. Holmes, 20th Century Women) is producing the project for Archer Gray, alongside Match Factory Production’s Michael Weber & Viola Fügen (Foxtrot) and Spiro Films’ Eitan Mansuri (The Congress). Teddy Schwarzman (The Imitation Game, Mudbound) serves as an executive producer. Ilfman will be recording his music for the thriller at TELDEX Studio in Berlin in late December/early January. The composer’s previous scoring credits include the Martin Freeman-starring Ghost Stories (which was released in the U.S. earlier this year), the 2013 Israeli thriller Big Bad Wolves and this year’s The Etruscan Smile.  The Operative is expected to premiere in 2020

Frank Ilfman has signed to score the upcoming drama feature The Etruscan Smile.

The film is directed by Academy Award nominees Oded Binnun & Mihal Brezis (Aya) and stars Brian Cox, JJ Feild, Thora Birch and Rosanna Arquette.

The movie follows an old Scotsman who travels from his home in the remote island of Vallasay, Scotland to San Francisco to seek treatment for a terminal illness and finds his precious days left alive transformed as he bonds with his American grandson.

Michael McGowan (Saint Ralph, One Week), Michal Lali Kagan and Sarah Bellwood have written the screenplay based on the Spanish bestseller La Sonrisa Etrusca by Jose Luis Sampedro. Academy Award winner Arthur Cohn (The Chorus, Central Station, One Day in September) is producing the project. Ilfman will be recording his score with the London Metropolitan Orchestra orchestrated and conducted by Matthew Slater. The Etruscan Smile is set to be released in 2018.

Its been a Wonderful session for Legendary Pictures new logos fanfare.
You’ll be able to hear the music later this year when Legendary launch the new logo. We will also be posting the ‘Making Of’ film so watch this space!
Orchestrated & Conducted by the brilliant Matthew Slater, recorded and mixed by the fabulous Casey Stone.
Performed by the amazing players of the London Metropolitan Orchestra. Score supervised by Margaret Yan and Peter Afterman for Legendary.

We will be posting the ‘Making Of’ film so watch this space!

Frank Ilfman just wrapped up the score to Lionsgate “Ghost Stories” for directors Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, based on the west end hit play. The film Starring: Andy Nyman,  Martin freeman and Paul Whitehouse
will be in cinemas in April 2018.

Frank recorded the score at Air Lyndhurst Studios with a large orchestra and choir, soundtrack details to follow..

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