"Thanks to everyone involved for giving me this opportunity to get weird"
Run The Jewels‘ El-P will score the upcoming Tom Hardy-starring Al Capone biopic, Fonzo.
It was announced previously that the project would be helmed by Josh Trank. The filmmaker is best-known for directing 2015’s Fantastic Four and Chronicle.
With Al Capone being portrayed by Hardy, the film will also feature Kyle MacLachlan, Linda Cardellini, Jack Lowden and Matt Dillion.
Now, it’s been revealed that Run The Jewels’ El-P will provide the score for the film. It will be his first time scoring a full-length feature since 2002.
In a press release, the musician said he is “thrilled to be a part of this movie”, going on to name himself a “huge fan of everyone involved”.
“Since I was 14 years old, El-P’s music has been one of the most important creative influences in my life,” Trank added. “There’s literally no greater honour for me than to collaborate with him today and bear witness to this next stage of his artistic journey.”
El-P also shared the news on Twitter, posting a photo of himself with Hardy in Al Capone makeup. “in celebration, here’s the only picture i can possibly say i arguably look more handsome than tom hardy in,” he joked.
The musician has previously featured on the Baby Driver soundtrack. The song ‘Chase Me’ went on to earn a Grammy nomination.
Last month, El-P shared a section of the demo score he wrote for the Blade Runner 2049 trailer, which was ultimately rejected. Writing in the track’s accompanying notes, he said he was “honoured to even be thought of” by the producers
Meanwhile, EL-P has defended bandmate Killer Mike, after he defended gun ownership in a divisive interview with the National Rifle Association (NRA).