Mike Patton Eligible For An Oscar For 'The Place Beyond The Pines' Score: Will Score 'The Vatican Tapes'

Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle, Faith no More) has been confirmed as the composer for the upcoming horror film The Vatican Tapes, which will star Michael Pena (American Hustle, Tower Heist) and Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Blood Diamond). The film, which is directed by Mark Neveldine, is about “A leaked video tape reveals a Vatican exorcism gone very, very awry.” It is aimed for release this year.

Patton is also celebrating as news has come forth that his score for The Place Beyond The Pines is in the group of eligible film scores for the 86th Academy Awards. READ MORE

Mike Patton Scoring 'The Place Beyond The Pines'

mike patton 04192010 Mike Patton Scoring The Place Beyond The Pines
Mike Patton, the enigmatic frontman behind Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, and more, has been tapped by writer/director Derek Cianfrance to score the upcoming crime thriller/drama The Place Beyond The Pines
Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, and more, the story revolves around a motorcycle stunt rider (Gosling) who considers committing a crime in order to provide for his newborn child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician (Cooper). The film apparently has a release date of Sept. 26th, 2012 in France, but only an ambiguous 2012 release date for the US.
Patton scored Crank 2: High Voltage and The Solitude Of Prime Numbers as well as providing voicework for The Darkness and Left 4 Dead.
Patton is also hard at work on another Tomahawk record, which has a tentative release date for late summer.