Published Mar 07, 2014Following recent work on Spring Breakers, Only God Forgives and a reissue of his much-loved Solaris soundtrack, film composer Cliff Martinez is now set to score the upcoming AIDS-crisis exploring HBO film, The Normal Heart.
Based on Larry Kramer's 1985 Tony Award-winning play, the movie tells the story of New York's HIV-AIDS crisis in the '80s. Directed by Ryan Murphy, it stars Mark Ruffalo, Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer, Julia Roberts, Jim Parsons, Jonathan Groff, Alfred Molina, Joe Mantello, Denis O'Hare, Stephen Spinella and Corey Stoll.
Details have not been shed on the score beyond this, but the work is one of a few recent projects Martinez has been involved with lately, reports Film Music Reporter. Also coming up for the composer is a score for Steven Soderbergh's mini-series The Knick, a Clive Owen vehicle expected to premiere later this year, while his music can be heard in the recent French crime thriller Mea Culpa.
In addition to a prolific stretch of scores running from Sex, Lies and Videotape and Pump Up the Volume to more recent fare like Drive, Martinez spent the early part of his career playing drums for Captain Beefheart, Lydia Lunch, the Weirdos and performed on the first two albums by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The Normal Heart is set to premiere on HBO this spring.