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NEW PROJECT: SNATCHED
date: December 18th, 2016
Theodore Shapiro is teaming up with Chris Bacon (Bates Motel, Source Code) and will provide original score for Jonathan Levine's upcoming action comedy SNATCHED starring Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Christopher Meloni, Randall Park, Óscar Jaenada and Wanda Sykes. The film revolves around a daughter who takes her recently divorced and somewhat neurotic mother on a trip to an Amazon rainforest. Something goes seriously wrong during the course of their vacation, and the film follows them as they embark on a mad dash to make it to an American embassy.
The movie will be released by 20th Century Fox on May 12, 2017 and you can watch first trailer below. 

NEW PROJECT: THE POLKA KING
date: November 17th, 2016
Theodore Shapiro will compose the original score for upcoming comedy THE POLKA KING, starring Jack Black, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Slate and Jacki Weaver. The movie is currently in post-production and was directed by Maya Forbes (Infinitely Polar Bear) and Wallace Wolodarsky who also co-wrote the screenplay based on Joshua Brown and John Mikulak’s 2009 documentary The Man Who Would Be Polka King, which followed the rise and fall of Jan Lewan, a Pennsylvania polka sensation who unwittingly brought a town to its knees in a Ponzi scheme.
David Permut and banner Permut Presentations produce alongside Black’s Electric Dynamite, Priyanka Mattoo, Ben Stiller’s Red Hour and Shivani Rawat’s ShivHans Pictures. The movie will premiere during Sundance Festival on January 22, 2017.

 

NEW PROJECT: CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS
date: November 11th, 2016
Theodore Shapiro has signed on to score upcoming CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS for DreamWorks Animation. The movie is directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps, Shark Tale) and tells the story of two kids who hypnotize their mean high school principal and turn him into their comic book creation, the kind-hearted and elastic-banded Captain Underpants. Nicholas Stoller (Fun with Dick and Jane, Zoolander 2) wrote the screenplay based on the book by Dav Pilkey.
The movie, which is currently in production, should be released by 20th Century Fox on June 2nd, 2017 and will feature the voice talents of Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll, Kristen Schaal and Ed Helms.

NEW INTERVIEW: ALL ACCESS - THEODORE SHAPIRO
date: September 11th, 2016

New interview with Theodore Shapiro has been published earlier this week by Film Music Media. You can watch it above. The interview covers many topics including beginnings in the business, working with Ben Stiller, his approach when scoring comedy as well as specific projects and collaborations in detail. Most of the interview is devoted to his work on Ghostbusters.

 

NEW PROJECT: COLLATERAL BEAUTY
date: September 7th, 2016
From
FMR: Theodore Shapiro is reteaming with David Frankel on the upcoming drama COLLATERAL BEAUTY. The film stars Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Michael Pena and Naomie Harris. The movie follows a successful New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely and his colleagues devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief in a surprising and profoundly human way. Shapiro has previously collaborated with Frankel on the features The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me, The Big Year and Hope Springs.
COLLATERAL BEAUTY will be released on December 16, 2016 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

NEW PROJECT: OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
date: July 21th, 2016
Theodore Shapiro will reunite with directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck (BLADES OF GLORY) and will score their upcoming comedy OFFICE CHRISTMAST PARTY starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn and Jennifer Aniston. The movie will be released by Dreamworks SKG and Paramount Pictures on December 9th. Watch the trailer above.
Here is a little quote from the composer: "I must say, after doing Ghostbusters and Zoolander 2 before that, it feels really good to be working on a couple of scores that are smaller in scale and I think I could use a little break from enormous orchestral writing. It feels really nice to be scaling down for a couple of movies."  (Full FSMO interview is available to the subscribers here.)

  

NEW PROJECT: WHY HIM?
date: July 13th, 2016
Theodore Shapiro is reteaming with director John Hamburg and is currently scoring upcoming WHY HIM starring Bryan Cranston and James Franco (watch the trailer above). WHY HIM? marks their fourth project together after SAFE MEN, ALONG CAME POLLY and I LOVE YOU MAN.
The movie will be released by 20th Century Fox on December 25th.

NEW SOUNDTRACK: WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
date: June 13th, 2016 
Special 15th anniversary of WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER score was released digitally last week and is now available through iTunes . The album features original score and songs composed by Theodore Shapiro and Craig Wedren. Some of the songs were also reused in last year's sequel "First Day of Camp". Vinyl edition is also in the works and should be available on July 22nd. You can already pre-oder the LP through Amazon.  Check out project page for samples and more details.

NEW SOUNDTRACK: CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE
date: June 09th, 2016  
Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart with Aaron Paul and Amy Ryan.  The album features score by Theodore Shapiro and Ludwig Göransson! and will be released digitally on June 17th. The tracklist and cover art have been added to the project page. For the first samples from the score check the video above. You can pre-order at Amazon and also check the recording sessions coverage at Scoring Sessions .

NEW SOUNDTRACK: GHOSTBUSTERS
date: May 17th, 2016

Sony Classical will release Theodore Shapiro's original score for upcoming GHOSTBUSTERS on July 15th. The album is currently available to pre-order from Amazon  and it will feature roughly 51 minutes of the original score. Recording of the score began earlier this month. In the meantime new trailer was also released and you can watch it above.
UPDATE June 2nd: RCA Records will be releasing songs compilation for the movie on July 15th, so be careful what you are ordering. Score album's cover and tracklist have been added to the project page.
UPDATE July 7th: Samples are now online. Check project page for details!

NEW SOUNDTRACK: THE INVITATION
date: February 27th, 2016
Lakeshore Records will release
Theodore Shapiro's experimental score for THE INVITATION on April 8th. You can already pre-order the CD from Amazon and check the project page for details and more information, which will be added as soon as available.
UPDATE (April 8th) : Samples from the score are now available on the project page.

NEW SOUNDTRACK: ZOOLANDER NO. 2
date: February12th, 2016
Lakeshore Records has
released Theodore Shapiro's score for ZOOLANDER NO. 2, which is opening in theatres worldwide today. The album features roughly 50 minutes of original score and can be already downloaded on iTunes or pre-ordered on CD from Amazon (release date May 13th).

NEW INTERVIEW: TRUMBO
date: December 10th, 2015

Lakeshore Records has released new videointerview with Theodore Shapiro discussing his work on TRUMBO and working on his fourth movie for director Jay Roach. You can check it out above. Don't forget to also get the album, which is available as limited edition of 1000 copies only. For purchase links, check out the project page.

In the meantime the movie is getting positive reviews all around including recently announced nominations for SAG awards for both leads Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren who also received their Golden Globe nominations today.

EW PROJECT AND TRAILERS: CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE and ZOOLANDER 2
date: November 20th, 2015
Theodore Shapiro will reunite with director Rawson Marshall Thurber and will provide the score for his upcoming comedy CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, which he will co-score in collaboration with Ludwig Goransson. The three has already met working on WE'RE THE MILLERS. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan and Aaron Paul. The movie follows a former high school sports star-turned-accountant who is contacted by a classmate who was bullied and humiliated as a teen but is now a CIA contract killer and lures him into a world of espionage. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE will be released on June 17, 2016 by Warner Bros.
You can also watch the final trailer for ZOOLANDER 2, which is opening on February 12, 2016.
  

 

NEW PROJECT: GHOSTBUSTERS
date: September 24th, 2015
FROM FMR: Theodore Shapiro is set to compose the music for the upcoming GHOSTBUSTERS reboot. The film is directed by Paul Feig and stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Andy Garcia, Matt Walsh, Michael K. Williams and Chris Hemsworth.
Stars of the original Ghostbusters, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson will also be appearing in the new version. Ghostbusters is set to be released on July 22, 2016 by Sony Pictures.

NEW SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS: THE INTERN and TRUMBO
date: September 14th, 2015
WaterTower will release soundtrack album for the upcoming THE INTERN on September 18th. The album features original score as well as brief selection of songs included in the movie - featuring Ray Charles, Gene Kelly, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday & more. Tracklist has been added to the project page available through Filmography. Samples coming soon too. UPDATE : Soundtrack album is now available as Amazon's CD-R on demand.
In the meantime Lakeshore Records has also announced TRUMBO soundtrack album. Tjhe album is currently planned to be released on November 6th and is already available to pre-order fromAmazon.

NEW TRAILERS: ZOOLANDER 2 and TRUMBO
date: August 30th, 2015
First teaser trailer for upcoming ZOOLANDER 2 has been released and while it doesn't include anything from the actual movie it is still so funny that deserves to be posted. The film will be released by Paramount Pictures on February 12th, 2016.
The trailer for TRUMBO offers regular first look on the film and presents its impressive cast lead by Bryan Cranston in the title role. The movie will debut during Toronto Film Festival on September 12th and will be released in the U.S. on November 6th. Soundtrack album is in the works.

 

LIMITED 7-INCH RECORD ANNOUNCED: WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
date: July 12th, 2015

Shortly before WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER returns in the form of brand new series, starring Janeane Garofalo, Jason Schwartzman and Paul Rudd, the selection from 2001 film's original score will be released as an EP featuring 2 tracks composed by Theodore Shapiro and Craig Wedren, who is also scoring the series, which will debut on July 31st on Netflix. More information and pre-order your copy here. The tracklist follows:
SIDE A: "Higher and Higher / Wind" by Craig Wedren & T. Shapiro (3:43)
SIDE B: "Wet Hot American Summer" by Craig Wedren (2:22)

NEW TRAILER AND SOUNDTRACK ALBUM: THE INTERN
date: May 20th, 2015
New trailer for THE INTERN has been released and also reveals that the soundtrack album will be released on WaterTower Records. So far it is way too early to tell if the album will feature just songs or it will offer the original score too. The movie will be released by Warner Bros. on September 25th.
In the meantime Lakeshore has announced release date for INFINITELY POLAR BEAR CD, which will be available on June 30th. More info coming soon. UPDATE: Tracklist and cover art added. Check out the project page for details.

NEW TRAILER AND SOUNDTRACK ALBUM: SPY
date: April 13th, 2015
New trailer for the upcoming action comedy SPY was released recently and also reveals that the soundtrack album will be available on Milan Records. The label will release both original score and various artists albums so be careful what you are ordering. The score album will be released on June 2nd. The movie opens in theatres worldwide in early June and for more details about the album and the score check out the project page.
UPDATE (June 4th): You can also listen to brand new interview with Theodore Shapiro discussing the approach and working on the score on Milan Records' Soundcloud page .

RECORDING SESSIONS: TRUMBO
date: April 8th, 2015
Theodore Shapiro began recording his score for upcoming TRUMBO at The Eastwood Scoring Stage, Warner Bros today. Here is the first few photos from the sessions by Armen Ksajikian who described the score as "beautifully transparent score". The photo features Trumpets: Dan Fornero (1st), Barry Perkins, Dan Rosenboom and Trombones: Alex Iles (1st), Steve Holtman, Phil Keen. TRUMBO will be released on November 6th by Bleecker Street Media. Click on the images to display them in full resolution in new windows.

   

NEW PROJECT: ZOOLANDER 2
date: April 8th, 2015
According to FMR: Theodore Shapiro is set to reunite with Ben Stiller on the upcoming comedy sequel ZOOLANDER 2. The film stars Stiller himself in the title role, Owen Wilson who returns as Hansel, Will Ferrell as Mugatu, Christine Taylor as Matilda, as well as new addition Penélope Cruz. Stiller has written the screenplay with Justin Theroux. ZOOLANDER 2 is currently in production and will be released on February 12, 2016 by Paramount Pictures.

NEW CD: INFINITELY POLAR BEAR
date: April 8th, 2015
Lakeshore Records will release the various artists soundtrack to INFINITELY POLAR BEAR, the new film starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana. The soundtrack will feature 4 score tracks composed by Theodore Shapiro as well as music by various artists curated by Randall Poster, music supervisor on hit movies such as Boyhood and Grand Budapest Hotel. Written and directed by Maya Forbes, Infinitely Polar Bear is produced by J.J. Abrams and Mark Ruffalo and will open in theaters on June 19 via Sony Pictures Classics.
For more information visit the project page available through Filmography.

NEW PROJECT: THE INVITATION
date: February 17th, 2015
According to FMR : Theodore Shapiro is reteaming with director Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer's Body) on the upcoming thriller THE INVITATION. The movie stars Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lindsay Burdge, John Carroll Lynch, Mike Doyle and Jay Larson. The film follows a haunted man attending a dinner party who becomes gripped with paranoia that his ex-wife and her new husband are harboring an insidious agenda. THE INVITATION is set to premiere next month at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

SESSION PHOTOS + TRAILER : SPY
date: January 28th, 2014
SPY score was recorded last week at The Newman Scoring Stage and Sunset Sound. You can check a few photos from the sessions below. Click on images to see them in better resolution. The group picture includes(L to R): Alan Kaplan, Chris Fogel, Teddy Shapiro, Steve Holtman, Jon Lewis, Mark Graham, Dan Fornero, Randy Kerber, Bill Reichenbach, Doug Tornquist. So far no soundtrack album has been confirmed.The movie opens on May 22nd and you can also watch the trailerhere .

   
 

NEW PROJECT : TRUMBO
date: December 22th, 2014
Theodore Shapiro has signed to score upcoming drama TRUMBO, directed by Jay Roach (The Campaign, Game Change, Dinner for Schmucks). The film follows successful career of Hollywood screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, which came to an end when he was blacklisted in the 1940s for being a Communist. The movie features impressive cast including Bryan Cranston in the title role, as well as Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Alan Tudyk or Diane Lane. TRUMBO is currently in post production and will be released in 2015.

NEW PROJECT: THE INTERN
date: December 22th, 2014
Theodore Shapiro is currently working on his original score for THE INTERN, new movie written and directed by Nancy Myers, which tells the story of an elderly intern (Robert DeNiro) who starts working for a fashion website. Themovie, which also stars Rene Russo and Anne Hathaway is currently in post production and will be released on September 25th, 2015.

NEW CD: ST. VINCENT
date:  September 21th, 2014
Sony Masterworks has announced release of two soundtrack albums for upcoming comedy ST. VINCENT. While one of the albums is listed as "Various artists", the other one should include Theodore Shapiro's score only. Both will be released on October 21st. More information coming soon. Samples are available at Sony Music's Soundcloud page. Click on the image cover on the right to get to the project page with more info about the score album.

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