Mercury KX will release the original motion picture soundtrack to Spencer, the highly-anticipated new film from director Pablo Larraín, starring Kristen Stewart in the lead role as the late Princess Diana. It is accompanied by a brand new instrumental score composed by Jonny Greenwood, a poignant accompaniment to the film, of genre bending music that combines free jazz and classical baroque. The movie premieres at Venice Film Festival on 3 September and is due to be released in cinemas in the US on 5 November.
Spencer is the latest film score from award-winning composer Jonny Greenwood, following such acclaimed soundtracks such as Phantom Thread, There Will Be Blood and Norwegian Wood.
You can read an interview with Jonny on nme.com in which he discusses the film and the score.
The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be a whole lot different. Spencer is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.
Director Pablo Larraín is a Chilean filmmaker who has directed eight feature films, including the Academy Award-nominated films No and Jackie.
Written by Steven Knight Spencer has an all-star cast which includes Kristen Stewart as Diana, Princess of Wales, Jack Farthing, Timothy Spall, Sean Harris and Sally Hawkins.
“I am in awe of the job Pablo has done with my script. He is an artist, a student of humankind and a visual poet. Kristen has created something extraordinary too, turning an icon into a human being and revealing aspects of that human being which have never been explored in this way.
I have described this story as a fable as it takes elements from a real life and real events and mixes them with things imagined and things dreamt. It was written in the sincere belief that this singular life ended in tragedy, not as the result of any ill will or strategy on the part of anyone. Instead, this is the story of someone caught up in the machinery of tradition and history” Steven Knight, writer Spencer.