David Holmes is set to begin soundtrack work on a major Hollywood film, nme.com can reveal.
The producer/DJ, who will release his third solo album, ‘Bow Down To The Exit Sign’, on June 11 through Go!Beat, will write the soundtrack to ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, a Stephen Soderbergh-directed film starring an A-list cast, including Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ is a remake of the 1960 picture, generally accepted as the first Rat Pack movie, in which Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr. and Peter Lawford star as friends from World War II who reunite with a plan to rob five casinos in Las Vegas in one night.
“It’s due next year,” Holmes told nme.com, “I’ve been talking to Stephen and thinking the thing through. The film’s been completely rewritten and it’s going to be a contemporary piece. I’ll probably take a lot of influence from the original soundtrack and put a contemporary edge to it. Really old and funky but still sounding new. It’ll be a completely different film.”
It will mark the second time Holmes has written the incidental music for a Soderbergh film. He had previously provided the soundtrack to 1998’s ‘Out Of Sight’, starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez.