Published May 24, 2011Director Everardo Valerio Gout's new film Dias de Gracia (aka Days of Grace) is a thriller that interweaves three story lines involving crimes and kidnappings that occur during three separate World Cup's. To score the Mexican thriller accordingly, the producers decided to run with separate scores for each segment. If the film is as epic as its list of musical contributors, this is going to be one hell of a movie.
An interview with producer Oscar Ramirez in La Cronica [via The Playlist] revealed that frequently joined-at-the-hip collaborators Nick Cave and Warren Ellis -- who have scored a number of films while on leave from the Bad Seeds and Grinderman -- tackled one section, while Oscar-winning composer Atticus Ross, who helmed The Social Network with Trent Reznor, and Shigeru Umebayashi provide the music for another storyline. Perhaps the strangest revelation is that the film's theme, "Summertime," was performed by trip-hoppers Massive Attack, with Scarlett Johansson on vocals.
There is no word yet on whether a soundtrack will be released, or if the film will get a major push in Canada, but Dias de Gracia was recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival. You can check out the trailer below.