Julia Holter signs up to score boxing movie Bleed for This

The film, which will be executive produced by Martin Scorsese, will tell the true story of Vinny Pazienza, whose life was derailed following a car accident

Julia Holter has been commissioned to provide the soundtrack for an upcoming boxing film.

The singer, who recorded one of this year’s most critically acclaimed albums with Have You in My Wilderness, will score Bleed for This. The film focuses on the real-life story of Vinny Pazienza, a boxer whose life was derailed following a car crash that left him with a broken neck.

Holter already has an established reputation for taking on projects beyond the norms of a pop career. She has worked with sound-art, collaborated with experimental composer Michael Pisaro and released a DJ mix of found sounds and avant garde composition.

Writing about her latest album, Guardian critic Alexis Petridis said: “[It’s] a genuinely exceptional and entrancing album, opaque but effective, filled with beautiful, skewed songs, unconventional without ever feeling precious or affected. From the title downwards, you’re struck by the sense of an artist who once seemed austere and forbidding beckoning you into their world.”

Bleed for This is set to be executive produced by Martin Scorsese, with Pazienza played by Miles Teller. It is set for release in 2016.


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