Paul McCartney to score film soundtrack

Beatle to help out on his children's book film adaptation

Paul McCartney is to write new songs for the soundtrack to an animated film adaptation of one of his children’s books.

The film will be named ‘High On The Clouds’, and will be an adaptation of the ex-Beatle‘s 2005 book of the same name.

The book tells the story of Wirral The Squirrel‘s search for an animal sanctuary. The film is still in development, reports Variety.


The movie is being directed by Rob Minkoff, who directed the Disney cartoon film ‘The Lion King’.

McCartney has a long history of contributing songs to films, penning the hit ‘Live and Let Die’ for the 1973 James Bond film and the title track of 2001’s ‘Vanilla Sky’ soundtrack.

The songwriter’s 1984 hit ‘We All Stand Together’ was taken from an animated feature, ‘Rupert And The Frog Song’.

In both cases, McCartney was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category.


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