February 22, 2024
by Bespin Bulletin

According to a new report from Collider, Michael Abels, the composer behind the three feature films directed by Jordan Peele, Get Out, Us and Nope, has scored the upcoming live-action Star Wars series, The Acolyte.

As mentioned, Abels composed three of the directorial Peele efforts. In addition, Abels has also composed the soundtrack for the HBO movie, Bad Education, but for what I know Abels from, outside of the Peele films, are the films Breaking (which stars John Boyega) and last years Landscape with an Invisible Hand. I haven’t been massively blown away by Abels work, but I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve heard, and it’s without question an exciting name to have attached to The Acolyte, and only adds to the talent attached to the project.

The Acolyte, which is set during the High Republic era, will follow a former padawan and her Jedi master as they investigate a series of crimes, but encounter forces more sinister than what they’ve imagined. The series stars Amandla Stenberg (Bodies, Bodies, Bodies) as the lead, as well as Lee Jung Jae (Squid Game), Dafne Keen (His Dark Materials), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Jodie Turner-Smith (After Yang), Charlie Bennett (Russian Doll), Rebecca Henderson (Inventing Anna), Dean Charles Chapman (1917), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) and Margarita Levieva (Daredevil: Born Again).

The Acolyte is rumoured to be releasing on June 5th, 2024.

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