Published Jul 19, 2012Film scores are no longer primarily the domain of orchestral composers, since it seems like practically every day that we hear of a songwriter crossing over into the world of movie soundtracking. Today is no exception, since former Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis is writing the music for the new Dakota Fanning flick Very Good Girls.
According to The Playlist, Lewis is serving as both the composer and music supervisor for the film. At this point, it's unknown whether her score will consist of songs or more traditionally cinematic material. Of course, Lewis is no stranger to the world of film, having acted in many of them herself during her younger years.
Very Good Girls was written and will be directed by Naomi Foner, who also penned screenplays like Bee Season (2005), Losing Isaiah (1995) and Running on Empty (1988). It stars Fanning alongside Elizabeth Olsen (the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley), plus Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss and Peter Sarsgaard. It's a coming of age story about two girls (Fanning and Olsen) who fall for the same guy. Look for the film to arrive in 2013.
In other Lewis news, she recently told OC Weekly [via Consequence of Sound] that she's working on new songs, and that Rilo Kiley are putting together their previously promised B-sides collection.