Features Original Score by Rob Simonsen
(MARCH 31, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) – WaterTower Music today announced the March 31 release date of the soundtrack to Going In Style, the new comedy that teams up Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”) and Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”), and is in theaters nationwide April 7.
The soundtrack was produced by Going in Style director Zach Braff, who explained his philosophy about the music. “What I wanted to do with this soundtrack was have a mix of music that the characters might listen to; and I also wanted a mix of the sounds of the city, since it takes place in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.” The soundtrack features the film’s stars Alan Arkin and Ann-Margret singing on their newly recorded duet, “Hallelujah I Love Her So,” and Jamie Cullum’s new rendition of “Hey, Look Me Over,” along with a fun and eclectic mix of songs from the film. Dean Martin, Otis Redding, Dinah Washington, Sonny Rollins, and Sam Cooke classics are co-mingled seamlessly with music from A Tribe Called Quest and Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal.
Composer Rob Simonsen (“Age of Adeline,” “Foxcatcher”), “did this amazing score that was full of heart, melody, and action,” explains Braff. Simonsen, who previously worked with Braff on “Wish I Was Here,” has seven of his compositions from the film included on the soundtrack. “Zach is quite talented when it comes to using music and songs in films, always driving at the right emotion,” says the composer. “So it was exciting to get a chance to create a big, fun score for Going in Style. We worked hard to do something that was modern, with a slight nod to some of the great, jazzy heist scores of the ‘60s and ‘70s. We hope you enjoy listening and watching as much as we did creating it.”
The Going In Style soundtrack is now available, and the track list is as follows:
“Memories Are Made Of This” – Dean Martin
“St. Thomas” – Sonny Rollins
“Feel Right” – Mark Ronson featuring Mystikal
“Hard to Handle” – Otis Redding
“Can I Kick It?” – A Tribe Called Quest
“Hey, Look Me Over” – Jamie Cullum
“Hallelujah I Love Her So” – Alan Arkin and Ann-Margret
“Mean Old World” – Sam Cooke
“What A Diff’rence A Day Makes” – Dinah Washington
Opening – Rob Simonsen
Foreclosure Notice – Rob Simonsen
Willie and Kay – Rob Simonsen
Rat Pack Robbery – Rob Simonsen
FBI Closes In – Rob Simonsen
The Line Up – Rob Simonsen
The Wedding – Rob Simonsen
ABOUT ROB SIMONSEN – Composer Rob Simonsen has had a thread in the fabric of some of the most noteworthy and prestigious films of the past decade. He spanned an eternity of star-crossed romance with “The Age of Adaline,” starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford, also co-writing the film’s end credits song. He collaborated with director Bennett Miller to underline the unsettling atmosphere of the Oscar-nominated drama “Foxcatcher”; scored the Steve Carell-starring dramedy “The Way Way Back” with sensitivity; sympathized with the coming-of-age “The Spectacular Now”; delved deep into the controversial 1969 Stonewall riots musically with Roland Emmerich’s political drama “Stonewall”; sweetened Zach Braff’s coming-of-middle-age film “Wish I Was Here”; and spiced things up with Bradley Cooper’s “Burnt,” directed by John Wells. His work in television includes the CBS comedy “Life In Pieces,” the Joss Whedon Fox drama “Dollhouse,” and the CBS ratings juggernaut “Blue Bloods,” led by Tom Selleck. Simonsen recently completed the action thriller “Nerve,” starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco; the comedy “The Master Cleanse”; and “Viral” from Blumhouse Productions. His upcoming projects include the comedy “Bastards,” directed by Lawrence Sher, and the drama “Gifted,” directed by Marc Webb.
Prior to flying solo, under the apprenticeship of composer Mychael Danna, Simonsen contributed additional music to the scores for Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi,” which won an Oscar for Best Score, and Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball,” Oscar-nominated for Best Picture—as well as Catherine Hardwick’s “The Nativity Story,” the animated film “Surf’s Up,” and Terry Gilliam’s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.” With Danna he co-composed the score for Marc Webb’s hugely popular indie romance “(500) Days of Summer.” Simonsen’s compositional voice is the product of an education in both rock and traditional orchestral music. He co-founded The Echo Society, a collective that provides a platform for composers to experiment and create for live performances around Los Angeles.
ABOUT GOING IN STYLE
Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Albert, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money, in director Zach Braff’s comedy “Going in Style.”
Also starring are two-time Oscar nominee Ann-Margret (“Tommy,” “Carnal Knowledge”), Joey King, John Ortiz, Peter Serafinowicz and Kenan Thompson, with Oscar nominee Matt Dillon (“Crash”) and Christopher Lloyd.
Zach Braff directed from a screenplay by Oscar nominee Theodore Melfi (“Hidden Figures”). “Going in Style” was produced by Donald De Line. The executive producers were Toby Emmerich, Samuel J. Brown, Michael Disco, Andrew Haas, Jonathan McCoy, Tony Bill, and Bruce Berman. The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Rodney Charters; production designer Anne Ross; editor Myron Kerstein; costume designer Gary Jones; and composer Rob Simonsen.
New Line Cinema presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a De Line Pictures Production, a Zach Braff Film, “Going in Style.” It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some suggestive material. www.goinginstylemovie.com