From the folks behind Blood Into Wine, The Heart Is A Drum Machine and Moog.
By Blurt Staff
No, silly, not that kind
of queen. The photo above is not of Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock above
dressed in drag. It’s actress Lizzy Caplan (Mean
Girls) as “Jolene Gillis” on the set of upcoming feature film Queens of
Country, for which Brock has been
tapped to handle scoring duties.
Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke, the writing and
directing team behind the film, are best known for their music documentaries including
Blood Into Wine, The Heart Is A Drum Machine and Moog. The
pair have placed an equal amount of importance on the scores to their films
with both The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd (The Heart Is A Drum Machine)
and Maynard James Keenan’s Puscifer (Blood Into Wine) having contributed
to their films.
Queens of Country stars Caplan and Ron Livingston (Band
of Brothers, Office Space) with supporting actors Joe Lo Truglio (Superbad,
Pineapple Express) and Keenan (Tool, Puscifer, A Perfect Circle). The film centers
on Caplan’s character Jolene and a lost iPod, which the obsessed country music
fan is convinced belongs to her soul mate. Jolene quickly finds herself
in a hilarious adventure of mistaken identities, line dancing competitions,
time machines and doppelgangers.
Post-production recently wrapped on the film with an eye
towards a 2012 release for both the film and score. And it’s not Brock’s
first-time intersection with the film industry: in 2010 he and his side project
Ugly Casanova wrote songs for the soundtrack of the 180° South documentary.