Johnny Marr Scoring First Film Soundtrack

December 15, 2009  |  12:00pm

The music of guitarist Johnny Marr (The Smiths, The Cribs, Modest Mouse’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank) will soon be making its theatrical debut.

As MovieScore Magazine reports, Marr is set to score The Big Bang, which follows an L.A. private detective hired to find a stripper who is not only missing, but has never been seen before. In his search through New Mexico, the detective encounters a trail of bodies, a Russian boxer, and a billionaire perfecting his nuclear-physics version of The Big Bang, according to Variety.

The film is the third directorial effort for Tony Krantz, coming years after he produced another story of lost identities, Mulholland Drive. Antonio Banderas stars alongside William Fichtner (Entourage, The Dark Knight, Prison Break), Delroy Lindo (Up, Domino), Sam Elliott (Up in the Air) and Snoop Dogg, who is simply cast as a man named Puss. Huh.

In October, Marr also agreed to team up with Ian Brown to create music for a friend’s television drama, revolving around ticket touts, T-shirt grafters and pickpockets.

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