Today the Official Trailer for Molly’s Game came out, starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Michael Cera and Kevin Costner. Director Aaron Sorkin tells the true story of an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. Her players included movie stars, business titans and unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob.
The soundtrack for Molly’s Game will be composed by Daniel Pemberton who recently put stones and even Chinese chopsticks to usage in his score for Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur.
Watch the Official Trailer for Molly’s Game below:
We spoke with two of the composers, Andreas Kübler (IMAscore / Really Slow Motion) and Dan Rosen (ScoreAScore), about how the music in the trailer was created.
IMAscore‘s composer Andreas Kübler collaborated closely with composer Jacopo Cicatiello on the opening of the trailer. Andreas told us that the track from 0:05 – 0:36 “was made exclusively for Molly’s Game with a focus on poker sounds (card shuffling, chips) and a memorable piano riff.” The track was produced for Really Slow Motion.
Composer Dan Rosen took care of the backend of the trailer (starting at 1:20) and told us how the process looked like: “A few months ago, through my licensing agency ScoreAScore, I was contacted by Giaronomo. They were working on the trailer and were using Jessie Reyez’s “Air” [pre-release] for the backend, but needed it to be bigger and more “trailer-y.” So I wrote some overlay (ramps, rises, booms, plus some rhythmic percussive stuff to give it a little more propulsion). From that, they took a bunch of those elements and sprinkled them through the backend.”
On a side note: If the opening track sounds familiar to you, that’s because it was featured throughout the Teaser Trailer for Molly’s Game. Check it out below:
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