One of the most lyrically gifted rappers of all time, Aesop Rock, has just been announced as the soundtrack composer for upcoming film Bushwick. This isn’t the first time he’s worked on a soundtrack; he worked on a number of video games throughout the 2000s, including three Tony Hawk games.
The film is being co-directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott, and is set to feature actors Dave Bautista and Brittany Snow. Here’s the film description:
Bushwick tells the story of twenty-year-old Lucy (Snow) and war veteran Stupe (Bautista). Texas is trying to secede from the U.S., and NYC is being used as a negotiation tool. Lucy meets Stupe after coming up from the subway into the military invasion of Brooklyn. Together they decide to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick – littered with looters, local militias, the invading forces, and one crazy cousin – in order to get home and be reunited with Lucy’s grandmother.
A press release also contains a statement from Murnion, about recruiting Aesop for the score:
We are beyond excited to have this chance to work with Aesop Rock! We’ve been fans of his since his seminal EP Appleseed. Labor Days is one of our all time favorite records. Bazooka Tooth, None Shall Pass and Skelethon are each such special records, and we listened to the instrumental of “Bestiary” (from his Hail Mary Mallon project) on repeat while we prepped for shooting Bushwick. Aesop keeps on blowing us away with his profound lyrics and music he composes for each new record, which is why when we were thinking of someone to score Bushwick we immediately thought of him.
Production on the film reportedly began this month; a release date is yet to be announced.