posted on April 02, 2008 18:23
Features cast dialogue from David Cross, Cheryl Hines, Chris Parnell and more carefully placed between the songs as well as incorporated into the songs themselves
March 20, 2007. Los Angeles, CA – Composer Stephen Endelman (O Jerusalem, Home of the Brave, Jawbreaker, Ed) reinvents himself once again with this diverse and original score to Zak Penn’s new mockumentary-style film, The Grand. He combines quirky pop-rock, electronic, orchestral arrangements and folk music to capture the essence of this new and inventive comedy. He mixes unforgettable cast dialogue from Chris Parnell, Cheryl Hines, David Cross and others from this ensemble cast into the music in such a way that it serves equally as musical lyrics and moments from the film. The soundtrack is available digitally on March 18 and on CD March 25. The film is being released theatrically by Anchor Bay and opens in NY and LA on March 21 and expands to 20 markets on April 4th.
The Grand was made in the tradition of improvisational comedies like Best In Show and This Is Spinal Tap. The story is set in the world of professional poker and follows six players who reach the final table of the world’s second most famous high stakes tournament, the Grand Championship of Poker. The Grand was improvised from a detailed treatment co-written by Zak Penn and Matt Bierman, who also served as Executive Producer. A Tribeca Film Festival favorite, the film boasts a stellar, international comedic cast and was featured June 8th at the Cinevegas Film Festival in Las Vegas.
An eclectic cast brings together many of today’s top comedic actors: Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Dennis Farina, Cheryl Hines, Richard Kind and Chris Parnell. The film also stars award-winning comedian Ray Romano, the legendary German film director Werner Herzog, and sitcom vet Gabe “Welcome Back Kotter” Kaplan.
Please forward any press requests for Stephen Endleman to: Nick Bobetsky – Milan Records