A.R. Rahman and Steven Spielberg have joined hands to compose the music of Spielberg’s next production, ‘Welcome to People’ (henceforth, WTP).
I mean, whaaaaaaaaaa!
The works of both geniuses need not be mentioned. Hell, you should consider yourself unlucky if you’re unaware of either.
Hollywood isn’t unknown to Rahman. He kicked off his Hollywood journey way back in 2007 by co-scoring Shekhar Kapur’s British film, ‘Elizabeth: The Golden Age’. Next in line was ‘Couples Retreat’, the unforgettable ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and Danny Boyle’s ‘127 hours’. He’s the first Asian to have won a Golden Globe and two Academy Awards, not to mention the innumerous nominations at various ceremonies and film festivals.
Steven Spielberg had mentioned a few years ago, “I have heard interesting compositions of Rahman and would love to work with him in the near future.” And now it’s finally happening!
WTP is about a man who is tasked with delivering $150,000 of his deceased father’s fortune to the sister he has never met. Starring Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chris Pine and Mark Duplass, it is directed by Alex Kurtzman, who has earlier co-written the likes of Mission Impossible III, Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and the more recent, Cowboys and Aliens.
A.R. Rahman isn’t just known as the ‘Mozart of Madras’ for no reason, and this collaboration will be yet another worthy medal on his mantelpiece for sure.
Stay tuned to www.highonscore.com for more on ‘Welcome to People’.