Frontman and guitarist from Scissor Sisters to pen music for FRAGGLE ROCK

Julian Stark

by: Julian Stark
June 13th, 2011

Jake Shears will write music for FRAGGLE ROCK with Babydaddy

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the Cory Edwards take on Fraggle Rock for the Weinstein Company. One of the problems in development was the edginess factor, and with a new addition to the music department, that might not be much of a problem anymore.

The Playlist relays that Jake Shears and Babydaddy, the frontman and guitarist from dance-rock band the Scissor Sisters, will take over writing music for FRAGGLE ROCK. The Jim Henson Company made the deal with them; neither the Weinstein Company nor Edwards is mentioned in the deal.

We still don’t have any official dates for the film, but it looks like the two will be more involved in the filmmaking process than some music writers are. Here’s what Spirit Music managing director Mark Fried told Music Week:

“By working with them [Henson] right from the very start it means that we can make music an integral part of the film; as important and as emotionally effective as the filmmaking – helping the two to co-promote each other.”

The choice of Shears and Babydaddy for music duties on FRAGGLE ROCK is definitely a peculiar one. However, the two could make for a surprisingly strong fit for this kind of project. After all, Eddie Vedder did some terrific work for films like INTO THE WILD while also taking a heavy departure from the grunge styling that his band Pearl Jam often employs.

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