EL-P TO COMPOSE THE ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AL CAPONE BIOPIC "FONZO"
BRON announced today that Grammy-nominated producer/rapper El-P (of Run The Jewels) has signed on to compose the original score for the Al Capone bio-pic Fonzo, written and directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle). The film's cast includes Academy Award nominee® Tom Hardy, Linda Cardellini, Jack Lowden, Academy Award® nominee Matt Dillon, and Golden Globe winner Kyle MacLachlan.
States Trank, "Since I was fourteen years old, El-P's music has been one of the most important creative influences in my life. There's literally no greater honor for me than to collaborate with him today and bear witness to this next stage of his artistic journey."
BRON Studios, in association with Creative Wealth Media are backing the film, which began principal photography April 2 in New Orleans. The producers are: Aaron L. Gilbert (Fences, Beatriz at Dinner, the upcoming Tully) for BRON, Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder (Hold the Dark, Tau) for Addictive Pictures, and Academy Award® nominee Lawrence Bender (Inglorious Basterds, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction) for A Band Apart, alongside executive producer Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media. CAA and Endeavor Content are handling North American rights, with BLOOM handling international sales.
A ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Al "Fonzo" Capone (Hardy) was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Capone's mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.
Musician, rapper, & performer Jaime Meline, best known to fans as El-P, is a distinguished producer known for his extraordinary compositions & unique musical approach. Currently he makes albums and tours the world as one-half of the global hip-hop phenomenon Run The Jewels (w/ partner Killer Mike), who just wrapped up a tour as direct support for fellow Grammy nominee and pop superstar Lorde. Last year he earned a Grammy nomination for the Baby Driver soundtrack standout "Chase Me," while Run The Jewels' own "Legend Has It" became synonymous with the Black Panther advertising campaign.
"I'm thrilled to be a part of this movie," states Meline. "I'm a huge fan of everyone involved."