In these days, Morricone is writing the music for "EDITH" the new film directed by Johsua Sinclair. Julia Ormond will play the role of Edith.
The film is about the life of Edith Stein ( Wroclaw 1891 - Auschwitz 1942 ), also known as Santa Teresa Benedetta della Croce, who found the death with her sister Rosa in the gas chamber at Auschwitz. Of jewish origin, she converted to catholicism and became "Saint" thanks to Karol Wojtyla. The film will be out in the cinemas, before in USA, then in the rest of Europe (it will not be distributed in all european countries) within summer 2013.
Morricone is very fond of this work to the point that three days ago, has put in a corner the revising of L'OFFERTA MIGLIORE, to devote himself to work out two themes essential to the success of the whole soundtrack.
He says." For me it has been a surprise. As soon as Sinclair proposed me this commitment, I didn't need to read either the screenplay; given the subject, I immediatly accepted to compose the music for this film".
At the moment, Morricone has already composed five tracks for this film plus two more (the two mentioned above) to which he has started to work. Maybe that in this soundtrack finds place (he talked about this possibility some weeks ago) also the use of the soloist female voice absent from his soundtracks since a long time.
He says:" I have used it several times, but for this film there is a track where it could be used. The problem is to find a good singer. The singer who can replace Edda is yet unborn".
The music of this film will be a mix of very melodic and hard pieces. Morricone plans to finish the work within two months.
Besides this, there is the strong possibility that he will compose the music for another one foreign film. Also this film is for the cinema and it's about a very interesting religious subject. If this further commitment will be confirmed and the possible confirmation should be within one month, I'll let you know about the matter with all the particulars.
I hope that all those who lately claimed a film for the cinema (not only by Tornatore) are finally happy.