Tim Hecker Tapped to Score 'The Free World'

Tim Hecker Tapped to Score 'The Free World'
Canadian audio guru Tim Hecker may not have any immediate plans to follow up his 2013 full-length Virgins with another LP, but some new music of his will soon be popping up in a new film. The electro-acoustic master has developed a score for upcoming indie drama The Free World.

Film Music Reporter writes that Hecker has been tapped to deliver a score for screenwriter/actor Jason Lew's directorial debut. Prior to The Free World, Lew had written the screenplay to Gus Van Sant's Restless.

The film stars Boyd Holbrook, Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Octavia Spencer, Sung Kang and Waleed Zuaiter. The story concerns a man adjusting to life outside of prison, following a brutal incarceration over a crime he did not commit. It's due to premiere January 26 at next year's Sundance Film Festival.

Not much else has been revealed behind the music, though Hecker has previously offered up scores for projects including The Incident, short film Hepburn, made-for-TV movie La nuit de Fantômas, and documentaries Massacred for Gold, Kivalina vs. Exxon, and Hommes à louer.

While Hecker's most recent album was Virgins, his Norberg EP and Apondalifa 7-inch, both from 2007, were collected together for a 12-inch release earlier this year via Room40.