The Chemical Brothers to soundtrack new film ‘Now You See Me’

Duo set to create another silver-screen score

The Chemical Brothers will write the soundtrack for forthcoming new film Now You See Me, according to reports.

The electronic duo have signed on to write the score for the flick, reports The Playlist, which is directed by Louis Leterrier and stars The Social Network‘s Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and rapper Common. The film is set to hit screens in January next year.

The soundtrack for Now You See Me won’t be the first time The Chemical Brothers have dabbled with the silver-screen. Last year, they provided the soundtrack for Joe Wright’s film Hanna, which told the story of a young female assassin.

Earlier this year, meanwhile, they launched their new live film Don’t Think with a star-studded premiere in London (January 26).

An audience including actress Keira Knightely, Klaxons and Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Karen Gillan were present to watch the film, which was filmed during The Chemical Brothers’ headline set at Fuji Rock festival in Japan in 2011 and is a mixture of footage of handheld cameras from inside the festival’s crowd and the band’s spectacular visual show. You can watch the trailer for the film by scrolling up to the top of the page and clicking.

Speaking about the film, band member Ed Simons said” “We wanted to have a film for us to keep as a record, but Adam had more ambition. There was footage from Glastonbury 2007 which was pretty amazing, it really started to capture what it is to be in the crowd, how the music and the visuals are intoxicating. You have to capture that thing that’s in the air.”

The film was screened for one night only on February 3 at selected cinemas across the UK. The Chemical Brothers have also since hinted that they they have been working on music “connected to the cycling” for the 2012 Olympics.