James Murphy Scoring Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young Co-Starring Ad-Rock
The former LCD Soundsystem leader James Murphy last worked with filmmaker Noah Baumbach when he put together the dazed L.A. studio-pop score for Baumbach’s deeply uncomfortable 2010 movie Greenberg. And now, as SPIN points out, the two are working together again, as Murphy has done the score for Baumbach’s forthcoming film While We’re Young, which is about what happens to a middle-aged couple’s shared life when a charismatic younger couple enters the picture. Adam Horovitz, better known to most of us as the King Ad-Rock, has a role; it’ll be his first dramatic performance in anything other than a Beastie Boys video since the early ’90s. The movie’s cast also includes Greenberg star Ben Stiller, as well as Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, and Charles Grodin. The movie will screen at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. This is probably a good place to point out that Frances Ha, Baumbach’s last movie, was fucking magical.