LOS ANGELES Award-winning composer Christophe Beck (The Hangover I & II, Waiting For Superman) scores The Muppets, directed by James Bobin with screenplay by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller. The film follows three Muppet fans: Gary (Jason Segel), Mary (Amy Adams) and Walter, who reunite the Muppets to save their old theater from a greedy oil tycoon (Chris Cooper).
The director’s instructions to Beck were to create an orchestral score with a contemporary feel. Another challenge for the composer was to create a score that would seamlessly unite with over a dozen songs from new songs created by Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) to classics including “Rainbow Connection” by Paul Williams. In addition to The Muppets, Beck recently scored the Brett Ratner’s Tower Heist, currently in theaters.
In 2000, the cheerleading comedy Bring It On launched Beck’s prolific film scoring career. His credits include Under the Tuscan Sun, Red, Burlesque, What Happens in Vegas, Elektra and The Hangover, the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time. Last year’s heartwarming film, Crazy, Stupid, Love demonstrated Christophe Beck’s ability to convey a spectrum of emotion, with his varying tones throughout the film. The same year, he won the Hollywood Music and Media Award for “Best Original Score” for the powerful documentary Waiting for Superman.
The Montreal native graduated from Yale with a degree in Music. Following Yale, Beck moved to L.A. to attend USC’s Film Scoring program. A personal recommendation from the legendary Buddy Baker, led to his first assignment for the TV series, White Fang. Soon thereafter, Christophe Beck was asked to score a new TV series, Buffy, based on the movie Buffy The Vampire Slayer for which he received an Emmy.