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