Danny Elfman to Score David O. Russell’s ‘American Hustle’

By Will Ashton


Composer Danny Elfman is typically known for his scores with director Tim Burton, but it appears that he is moving over towards another high-profile helmer, as he has just signed on to score David O. Russell’s American Hustle.

Elfman revealed his involvement with the awards contender film during an interview with The Big Issue. In it, he said, “This week I’m finishing up a film for David O. Russell called American Hustle. I’m also starting on a big animated film for DreamWorks called Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” 

Having recently done the scores for last year’s Promised Land and Hitchcock, Elfman is no stranger to composing award profile films. The film’s sense of style, along with its ’80s background, should give Elfman some good material.

Elfman was a score producer for Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, so this won’t be the first time he’s worked with the director. In addition to the film’s mentioned above, Elfman’s work was recently seen in Epic and Oz the Great and Powerful.


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