Cannes 2011: Trailer for SLEEPING BEAUTY; Cliff Martinez scoring DRIVE

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 14th, 2011

With the lineup now officially revealed (and if you haven’t seen it, do so, it’s kind of brilliant), we have gotten a few new pieces of news surrounding a pair of massively anticipated pictures set to bow at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

First up, Film Music Reporter (via The Playlist) is reporting that Cliff Martinez will be scoring the upcoming Nicolas Winding Refn film, DRIVE. The film, starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, follows a stunt driver who goes on the run after getting on the wrong side of a gangster, has been described as BLUE VELVET meets PURPLE RAIN, so getting a former drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers would seem to fit, right?

Martinez has penned music for various films, particularly something Steven Soderbergh’s SOLARIS, which if he can get back to that level of quality, this could be something really special. Personally, I think this is a great fit, and only another reason to get super excited about this project.

Finally, we also got a trailer for the upcoming Julia Leigh film, SLEEPING BEAUTY, and it’s absolutely haunting (hat tip to The Playlist). It stars Emily Browning, and follows a student who becomes a prostitute who allows men to have their way with her while drugged, so she does not remember in the morning. Yeah, some really bright stuff.

Joking aside, the film looks really beautiful, and in a really haunting way. I love the look, feel, and mood of the trailer, so hopefully this one can find some sort of release following the festival.

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