British singer Ed Harcourt scoring ‘Donnie Darko’ sequel

Ed Harcourt will provide the score for the forthcoming Donnie Darko sequel, S. Darko. The British singer-songwriter told at LA’s Roxy last week, where he opened up for the Greg Dulli-Mark Lanegan fronted nü-gaze outfit, The Gutter Twins, that while he never met director Chris Fisher, he submitted three pieces of music for consideration after reading the script, and was delighted — if not a little surprised — to learn that he got the gig. The movie is slated for release in 2009, but Harcourt is already hard at work on a variety of soundscapes influenced by the music of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Phillip Glass, and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. His goal: to make it “surreal and psychedelic, just like the movie.”

Source: Hollywood Insider

A Police Academy reunion!

“Police Academy” stars Leslie Easterbrook (‘Callahan’), Marion Ramsey (‘Hooks’) and Bubba Smith (‘Hightower’) have reunited for – sorry, not “Police Academy 8 : The Hunt for Mahoney”, but – “Daze Vol. 2”, a comedy starring Corey Haim and Gary Busey (a reunion for those two as well; they starred in the 80s spooker “Silver Bullet” together).

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Beautiful People : ABC Family May Just Have a Hit on Their Hands

In ABC Family’s new drama Beautiful People, veteran actress Daphne Zuniga plays Lynn Kerr, a fashion designer who reinvents her life by moving from Esperanza, NM to New York after a nasty divorce from her husband Daniel, portrayed in recent episodes by Grant Show, Zuniga’s on-screen love interest in the 90’s show Melrose Place. When Zuniga’s character, Lynn, finds herself accepting favors, among other things, from college sweetheart Julian Fiske, played by James McCaffrey, things start to get a little complicated.

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