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Tuesday, January 08, 2008


From Costa Communications



Premieres @ 2008 Sundance Film Festival Mon., Jan. 21

MGM Release April 4

(HOLLYWOOD, CA)— Composer John Frizzell provides the score to the upcoming comedy/drama “Henry Poole is Here,” by director Mark Pellington. The film stars Luke Wilson with George Lopez, Cheryl Hines and Adriana Barraza. “Henry Poole is Here” premieres at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Mon., Jan 21. MGM releases the film to theaters April 4.

Mon., Jan. 21, 3:15 p.m., Eccles Theatre, Park City (Premiere)

Tue., Jan. 22, 8:30 a.m., Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

Thurs., Jan 24, 6:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, SLC

Sat., Jan. 26, 9:30 p.m., Redstone Cinemas, Kimball Junction

“Henry Poole is Here” is the story of a man (Luke Wilson) who discovers that he only has six weeks to live, leaves his job, fiancee and overbearing mother and tries to spend his remaining days in seclusion. But he goes through a miracle transformation, and his neighbors disrupt his plan.

Frizzell has written scores for a variety of genres and has proven his musical talent, creativity and versatility. He traveled to Africa for “Primeval,” where he enlisted Cape Town’s finest players to create a “composing library” of over 800 sound clips to create a revolutionary hybrid score which preserves the vibrancy African music, while re-contextualizing its distinctive tunings and rhythms into a Hollywood film score.

For “The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio,” starring Julianne Moore, Frizzell recruited Newgrass band Nickel Creek to play on his Americana score.

John Frizzell’s other credits range from comedies such as “Beavis and Butthead Do America” and the cult classic “Office Space,” to the dark comedy “Teaching Mrs. Tingle” and the sci-fi drama “Alien Resurrection.” His scores are also heard in the films “Primeval,” “Gods and Generals,” and “First Born,” starring Elisabeth Shue.

The composer is currently working on “100 Feet,” a horror/thriller from writer/director Eric Red.


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