The Weinstein Company is pleased to announce that Academy Award winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood (Letters From Iwo Jima, Million Dollar Baby) will compose the score for the highly anticipated film "Grace is Gone" starring John Cusack, Alessandro Nivola, Shelan O'Keefe, Gracie Bednarczyk. Written and directed by James Strouse (Lonesome Jim), Grace is Gone will be released in theaters nationwide by The Weinstein Company on October 5th, 2007. The announcement was made today by Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company.
Clint Eastwood to Compose Grace is Gone
Clint Eastwood has always had a passion for music and has composed the score of many films including Flags of Our Fathers, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River and Space Cowboys. Grace is Gone is the first feature film that Eastwood will compose the score to that he did not produce.
Harvey Weinstein stated, “For years, Clint Eastwood has been composing some of the most dynamic and powerful film scores and we are honored that he is bringing this unparalleled talent to Grace is Gone. His unique understanding of the power of music and how it can impact a film will inspire audiences and is a beautiful companion to James Strouse’s touching story.”
About Grace is Gone
There was a time when Stanley Phillips (John Cusack) could see his entire life clearly. He dreamed of patriotic service and was destined for a military career. He came close to that dream until it was cut short simply because of his poor eyesight. Now he's serving customers at a home supply store while his Sergeant wife is fighting in Iraq.
Equally as awkward at home as he is at work, he's raising Heidi, their twelve-year-old daughter and her 8-year-old sister Dawn. Although a loving father, Stanley is unable to conform to a more affectionate role and the girls miss their mother deeply.
While tolerating his job and stumbling through parenting he is abruptly awakened when tragedy strikes. Ill prepared to deal with it himself, he is at a complete loss contemplating how to tell his children. Desperate to delay telling the children, they embark on a spontaneous road trip. Grasping to give them their last moments of innocence, Stanley reveals a softer side as they travel to Dawn's chosen destination - Enchanted Gardens Theme Park.