If you’ve been keeping an ear to the ground, you know that actor turned filmmaker Brady Corbet has been one worth keeping an eye on. He’s already co-written two films, and starred in the resulting movies (“Simon Killer,” “The Sleepwalker“), and now he’s going behind the camera to direct his first feature. “The Childhood Of A Leader,” co-written with ‘Sleepwalker’ scribe Mona Fastvold, already lined up Robert Pattinson, Tim Roth, and Berenice Bejo to star, and now has added another fast rising talent, as well a a surprising name to score the movie.
“Nymphomaniac” star Stacy Martin has joined the ambitious film, which follows a young American living in France in 1918 who encounters what is described as “the birth of a terrifying ego” in a movie that’s said to be “a chilling fable about the rise of fascism in the 20th Century.”
In a bit of genius move, Corbet has managed to nab former pop star turned studious, serious experimental singer Scott Walker to score the movie. It’s a pretty big get considering Walker tends to work at his own pace (he’s gone as long as eleven years between albums). But Walker is also adventurous, recently releasing Soused, a collaborative album with metal band Sunn O))), and we’re eager to see what he’ll come up with here. This isn’t Walker’s first time writing music for a film, as he previously scored “Scott Walker: 30 Century Man” and Leos Carax‘s “Pola X.”
Needless to say, this is quickly building into one our most anticipated films for next year. Production will begin in January. [Screen Daily]