Australian pop sensation Sia has joined 60s pop icon turned avant garde musician Scott Walker to score the upcoming film Vox Lux, starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law.
Directed by Brady Corbet, the films revolves on Portman as Celeste, a singer who rises to fame following a national tragedy and takes place of the span of 18 years. Law co-stars as her manager, while English actress Raffey Cassidy will take on two roles, one as Portman’s songwriting sister and later as her daughter.
In an official statement, Corbet shared his vision of the film:
“It’s a historical melodrama set in America between 1999 and 2017. Its protagonist is a pop star called Celeste and it chronicles, via her gaze, key events and cultural patterns that have so far defined the early 21st century.”
This is the second occasion director Corbet and Walker have collaborated. Walker previously scored the foreboding score for Corbet’s debut film, The Childhood Of A Leader. Walker’s other film credits include the 1999 Leos Carax film, Pola X, while this marks Sia’s film composing debut.
Vox Lux also reunites former co-stars Jude Law and Natalie Portman who played a couple on the 2004 film adaptation of Patrick Marber play Closer.
Since the film was announced, there have been a number of changes made to the cast and crew, with Portman taking over the role from Rooney Mara and Walker and Sia taking over composing duties from the originally rumoured Mica Levi.
Meanwhile, Sia continues her work with the supergroup LSD, consisting of electronic artists Diplo and Labrinth, including their recent single ‘Thunderclouds’. Walker on the other hand recently published a book of his lyrics that span the course of six decades, titled Sundog. His last album Soused was released in 2014, a genre-bending joint album with the experimental metal group Sunn O)))).
Vox Lux will premiere at the Venice Film Festival on 4 September, before heading to the Toronto International Film Festival later that month.
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