Last month it was revealed that Trent Reznor has teamed with composer Gustavo Santaolalla and post-rock veterans Mogwai for a score and collaborative album centered around Leonardo DiCaprio’s new climate change documentary Before the Flood. Turns out the Nine Inch Nails figurehead has a second film score in the works.
Reznor and longtime collaborator Atticus Ross have composed original music for Patriot’s Day, the new film from director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Deepwater Horizon) about the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.
In an Instagram post announcing their involvement, Berg wrote, “I couldn’t be more honored than to be working with these two straight up genius artists. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Bringing their deep soul and fury to Patriot’s Day.”
The film stars Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon, and Michelle Monaghan, with a script penned by Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies). It’s set to hit select theaters on December 21st, 2016 before expanding nationwide on January 13th, 2017.
Reznor’s previous three film scores were done in collaboration with director David Fincher. His music for The Social Network earned him an Oscar for Best Original Score in 2010. A year later, he picked up the Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for his work on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. More recently, he scored Gone Girl in 2014.