Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has been set to compose the score for Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s gothic horror masterpiece “Suspiria” reports Variety.
Yorke is best-known as the singer and principal songwriter behind Radiohead with this marking the first time he scored a feature film. It’s a worthy inclusion, and a challenging one as Goblin’s score for the original 1970s film has become so iconic.
The new film is set in 1977 Berlin and follows a young American woman (Dakota Johnson) who joins a prestigious dance company. She arrives just as one of the members mysteriously disappears and begins to suspect that the dance troupe is harbouring a disturbing secret. Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth and Jessica Harper also star.
In a statement, Guadgnino said working with Yorke was: “a dream come true. Our goal is to make a movie that will be a disturbing and transforming experience: for this ambition, we could not find a better partner than Thom.”
Yorke is the second member of Radiohead to work in scoring films, the other being Jonny Greenwood who worked with Paul Thomas Anderson on the scores for “There Will Be Blood,” “Inherent Vice” and “The Master” along with Lynne Ramsey’s upcoming “You Were Never Really Here”.
Guadgnino is coming off the success of “I Am Love” and last year’s “A Bigger Splash” while his Sundance hit “Call Me By Your Name,” opening in November, is currently the best-reviewed film of 2017 with a 98/100 in Metacritic.