WaterTower Music to Release the “Live by Night” Soundtrack December 23

Features New Music from Composer Harry Gregson-Williams

Includes “Moonshine” by Foy Vance Featuring Kacey Musgraves

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WaterTower Music has announced the December 23 release of the soundtrack
to “Live by Night,” Warner Bros. Pictures’ dramatic crime
thriller directed by Oscar winner Ben Affleck that is slated for limited
release (New York City and Los Angeles) on December 25, 2016, and wide
release on January 13, 2017. The film’s score is by composer Harry
Gregson-Williams
.

“Ben Affleck tells very rich, character-driven stories, and ‘Live by
Night’ is another great example,” explains Gregson-Williams, who also
collaborated with Affleck on both “The Town” and “Gone Baby Gone.”
“Interpreting the movie’s stunningly vibrant visuals and complexly
interwoven relationships afforded me the opportunity to harness many
diverse compositional tools and colors, from the low, dark and menacing
strings and tenor saxophones of Boston’s crime-ridden underbelly, to the
evocative guitar, harp, piano, and vocal textures of Prohibition-era
Florida. This was my third film with Ben and, as before, our
collaboration proved creatively challenging and thoroughly engrossing.”

The soundtrack also features the rugged end-title song “Moonshine” by
acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance, featuring country
singer Kacey Musgraves and produced by Blake Mills. “What an experience
it’s been to work on this project,” says Vance. “I’ve always been a fan
of this era, musically and otherwise, so when Ben gave me a synopsis of
the film I agreed to do it immediately. I’ve also been a fan of Blake
Mills for some time, so to have his sensibilities on the recording was a
beautiful bonus. With such strong female characters in the film we also
knew we needed a Southern Siren…enter Kacey Musgraves.”

“Moonshine” is now available at iTunes
and on Spotify.

Harry Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood’s most sought after
composers, whose scores span the spectrum of high-profile projects from
action to drama to animation, each infused with the emotional punch and
atmospheric intensity that mark his distinctive musical style. He was
the composer on all four installments of the blockbuster “Shrek”
franchise; garnered a BAFTA nomination for the score for the first
“Shrek”; and received Golden Globe and Grammy Award nominations for his
score to Andrew Adamson’s “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch
and The Wardrobe.” His most recent scores include HBO’s political drama
“Confirmation,” and the blockbuster “The Martian,” starring Matt Damon
and directed by Ridley Scott. His long list of film credits also
includes the critically acclaimed “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town,” both
directed by Ben Affleck; Joel Schumacher’s “Twelve,” “The Number 23,”
“Veronica Guerin” and “Phone Booth”; Tony Scott’s “Unstoppable,” “The
Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,” “Déjà Vu,” “Domino,” “Man on Fire,” “Spy Game”
and “Enemy of the State”; and Ridley Scott’s “Kingdom of Heaven.”
Gregson-Williams has also been a regular and valued mentor at the
Sundance Composers Lab, working directly with talented emerging
composers from all over the world.

Hailing from Bangor, Northern Ireland, singer-songwriter Foy Vance is
the second artist signed to Gingerbread Man Records, Ed Sheeran’s
recently launched record label under Atlantic Records. The two artists
are longtime friends, having toured together multiple times and
collaborating on each other’s recordings (Vance co-wrote a pair of
tracks on Sheeran’s multiplatinum album x while Sheeran provided
guest vocals on Vance’s 2013 album Joy Of Nothing). Earlier this
year, Vance released his Gingerbread Man Records debut, The Wild Swan,
executive produced by the legendary Elton John and produced by Grammy
Award winner Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, James Bay). Vance performed
tracks from The Wild Swan on NBC’s “Today Show” and CBS’s “The
Late Late Show with James Corden,” and supported Elton John on his
European Tour this past summer.

About the film:

Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) directed and stars in the dramatic
crime thriller “Live by Night.” Affleck also wrote the screenplay, based
on the award-winning best-seller by Dennis Lehane; it marks the second
collaboration for the fellow Boston natives, following the acclaimed
drama “Gone Baby Gone.”

What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but
never how you predict
. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe
Coughlin’s nature. Instead, the WWI vet is a self-proclaimed
anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police
Deputy Superintendent. Joe’s not all bad, though; in fact, he’s not
really bad enough for the life he’s chosen. Unlike the gangsters he
refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, and
both work against him, leaving him vulnerable time and again—in business
and in love. Driven by a need to right the wrongs committed against him
and those close to him, Joe heads down a risky path that goes against
his upbringing and his own moral code. Leaving the cold Boston winter
behind, he and his reckless crew turn up the heat in Tampa. And while
revenge may taste sweeter than the molasses that infuses every drop of
illegal rum he runs, Joe will learn that it comes at a price.

“Live by Night” is produced by Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall
Street,” “Out of the Furnace”) and Jennifer Davisson (“The Ides of
March,” “Orphan”), under the Appian Way banner; and Ben Affleck and
Jennifer Todd (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Across the Universe”) for Pearl
Street Films. Chris Brigham, Dennis Lehane and Chay Carter are serving
as executive producers.

Starring with Affleck are Elle Fanning (“Maleficent”), Brendan Gleeson
(“In the Heart of the Sea,” the “Harry Potter” films), Chris Messina
(“Argo,” “The Mindy Project”), Sienna Miller (“American Sniper,”
“Foxcatcher”), Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avatar”), and
Oscar winner Chris Cooper (“Adaptation,” “The Town”).

A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, an Appian Way/Pearl Street
production, “Live By Night” is currently slated for limited release on
December 25, 2016, and wide release on January 13, 2017. It will be
distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros.
Entertainment Company. This film has been rated R for strong violence,
language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity. www.livebynight.movie.

Contacts

Harry Gregson-Williams inquiries:
Jeff Sanderson,
310.274.4400
jeff@chasenpr.com
or
Foy
Vance Inquiries:

Glenn Fukushima
Glenn.Fukushima@atlanticrecords.com
or
“Live
By Night” Soundtrack Inquiries:

WaterTower Music
Joe Kara,
818-954-5017
WaterTowerMusic@warnerbros.com