Radiohead's Philip Selway to Score 'Let Me Go' Drama
Published Jan 13, 2016Though we'd recently heard Radiohead drummer Philip Selway proffering a plethora of jazzy beats via an upload of the group's rejected Spectre theme, the musician will have his work in movie theatres soon enough. It's been revealed that Selway's been tapped to score the forthcoming British drama, Let Me Go.
Variety reports that Selway is confirmed to be composing new music for the movie, marking his first-ever film score project. Let Me Go comes written and directed by Polly Steele, and concerns the lives of four generations of women affected by a traumatic event that took place during World War II.
The film stars Juliet Stevensonb (Bend it Like Beckham, Truly Madly Deeply), Jodhi May (The Other Boleyn Girl), Lucy Boynton, Karin Bertling, Stanley Weber, Eva Magyar, Simona Hughes and Elizabeth Webster. Principle shooting has already begun in Surrey, England. The film is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
Selway is the most recent Radiohead member to enter the world of film scoring. Guitarist Jonny Greenwood's many credits include work for There Will Be Blood, Norwegian Wood, Inherit Vice and Junun.
In related news, Radiohead's next album is rumoured to be coming soon, owing to the launch of a new publishing company. The band have not issued a full-length release since 2011's The King of Limbs.