Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice to Make Sweet Music for Anne Hathaway Film
'Song One' to feature new songs from the indie-folk couple
Jenny Lewis and boyfriend/collaborator Johnathan Rice have been tapped to score and provide music for Song One, an upcoming musical, romantic drama starring Anne Hathaway. According to a press release, the film& tells the story of a young archaeologist (Hathaway, natch) who returns home from a dig and “strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother’s favorite musician,” who will be played by British folkie Johnny Flynn.
In addition to scoring said feature, Lewis and Rice have written a collection of original songs specifically for the flick. The adorkable duo have performed under the moniker Jenny and Johnny since 2010, the same year they released their debut album, I’m Having Fun Now. To date, that record is the only full-length release credited to the Jenny and Johnny project.
Talk of the pair’s involvement with Song One dates back to February (via Indiewire), but the team-up was confirmed on Monday. Lewis, who is reportedly “80 percent” done with her next solo effort, previously worked as score composer/music supervisor on Very Good Girls, a 2013 movie directed by Naomi Foner. Jenny and Johnny both have on-screen chops to boot; the ex-Rilo Kiley singer is a former child actress, and her songwriting partner played Roy Orbison in 2005’s Walk the Line.
Song One is being produced by Jonathan Demme and Marc Platt, alongside Hathaway and Adam Shulman. The movie — which was written and will be directed by Kate Barker-Froyland — begins shooting in New York City later this month.