Morricone has "given" his son Andrea the composition of the new Giuliano Montaldo's film "L'INDUSTRIALE", starring, as main characters, Carolina Crescentini ( once again with Montaldo after I demoni di San Pietroburgo ) and Pierfrancesco Favino ( La sconosciuta, Bartali, Pane e liberta'...). The film will be present at the next Mostra Cinematografica di Venezia and out in the cinemas in autumn.
Montaldo has insisted so much because it were Ennio himself to compose the music for a film of his one more time, but Ennio preferred to give Andrea this work. Anyhow, a direct Ennio's involvement isn't excluded...let's say that he could have "lent" Andrea some themes also if his name will not appear close to his son's one.
The reason why Morricone has refused the work is due, besides other things, surely to Giuseppe Tornatore.
Tornatore, last week, besides having confirmed that he will do "LENINGRAD" at the end of 2012, has also announced that, before devoting himself entirely to the kolossal, he will make another one film, working title "THE BEST OFFER". For the moment, not a word about the sceenplay, the actors...
Tornatore, if everything goes well, will start his new film at the end of this year. This means for Morricone to start to work about this film immediately after summer, before starting next year to work about what I think will be "The masterpiece" of his whole life: LENINGRAD.
For LENINGRAD, Morricone will need, at least, one year of hard work or maybe more...not the usual two/three months. Baaria needed eight/nine months of work.
But Morricone, after summer, has surely two more films to work about and maybe a third one too...so, at the end, the rejection of L'INDUSTRIALE is more than understandable.
When there's Tornatore in, everything else becomes secondary for Morricone. In fact, due to Baaria, he refused Tarantino's film...