Directed by Brady Corbet, the upcoming release spans a 15-year period and follows the rise of Celeste (Portman) from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom. Jude Law co-stars as Celeste’s manager.
Though it was previously reported that Austrailian hitmaker Sia would provide original music for the project, it has now been confirmed that Scott Walker also worked on the material. Walker scored Corbet’s first film The Childhood of a Leader. In 1999, he gained his first motion picture composing credit, providing music for Pola X.
Sia makes her composing debut with the upcoming movie.
Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) was originally announced to star as Celeste in the film, before being replaced by Portman.
Vox Lux is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 4, before being screened at the Toronto International Film Festival later that month.
Meanwhile, Sia recently worked with Diplo and Labrinth – providing vocals for their supergroup LSD. It’s said that the outfit will release an album in the near future, though a release date and title have yet to be confirmed. In December last year, the pop artist was praised by fans after she drove 13 hours to her gig in Sydney due to missing her flight.
In 2014, Scott Walker teamed up with Sunn O))) for the record ‘Soused’. NME said of the project: “It operates at the widest reaches of pop and metal – an album that, on paper, you might approach with caution (remembering, perhaps, Lou Reed and Metallica’s ‘Lulu’), but one that’s cleverly pitched, constantly engaging and, finally, triumphant. Play it very loud.”