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Hollywood Records: "FREE GUY" ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK AND "FREE GUY" ORIGINAL SCORE ALBUM BY COMPOSER CHRISTOPHE BECK


The Free Guy Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Free Guy Original Score album are available today.  With songs featured by Mariah Carey, Fred Astaire, Digital Underground, Mama Cass and more, the Free Guy soundtrack offers an eclectic mix of some of pop music’s greatest moments.   The soundtrack also includes 4 score tracks by Emmy®-nominated composer Christophe Beck (“WandaVision,” “Frozen 2,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp”).   The Free Guy Original Motion Picture Soundtrack vinyl album will be released on August 13.   Listen to the Free Guy playlist here.  “Free Guy” opens August 13, 2021, only in theaters.

Commenting on his score for “Free Guy,” Beck said, “I jumped at the chance to work with Shawn Levy again; he is so energetic and a wonderful collaborator. The first feature we worked on together was “Big Fat Liar,” and we have worked together on several projects since.”


Beck continued, “In crafting the sound of “Free Guy” Shawn and I decided that the score’s primary role would be to focus on Ryan Reynolds’ character Guy, and his journey. At the start of the film, Guy is getting ready for the day to work at a bank which is repeatedly held up. He doesn’t realize he’s a background character in a video game. He’s very childlike, and the music functions to underscore his attitude to life, with bucolic, up-tempo sounds, to convey his sense of hopefulness and a naïve love of life. That music repeats, and then evolves to reflect his changes in outlook and circumstances, and his gradual awakening to knowing there’s more to life than being held up 12 times a day.”

On crafting the love theme Beck added, “The use of electronics in the score is a nod to the fact we are inside a video game. As Guy awakens to this other reality, the musical themes get bigger, the orchestra expands, and the music gets more dramatic.  The catalyst for Guy’s awakening is his relationship with Jodie Comer’s character Millie. Shawn and I knew we needed a love theme.  The electronic score elements transcend when violins come in and it becomes a sweeping love theme in the grand tradition of cinematic love themes; as that relationship develops, so too does that theme grow and blossom.”

In Twentieth Century Studios’ epic adventure-comedy “Free Guy,” a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way…before it is too late. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Joe Keery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Taika Waititi, “Free Guy” is directed by Shawn Levy from a screenplay by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn and a story by Lieberman. The film is produced by Ryan Reynolds, p.g.a., Shawn Levy, p.g.a., Sarah Schechter, Greg Berlanti and Adam Kolbrenner with Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen, George Dewey, Dan Levine and Michael Riley McGrath serving as executive producers.
 
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