Photo by Ben Kaye
Since launching his return in 2014, Ryan Adams has maintained an increasingly busy schedule. He released an excellent self-titled album; continues to tour all across the country; has made several late-night television appearances; runs his own label, Pax-Am, where he recently began an ongoing singles series; and even made two kick-ass infomercials. And, perhaps most importantly, he became BFFs with Bryan Adams.
Adams’ continues the grind, as the denim-clad rocker has signed on to score an upcoming Al Pacino film. As Film Music Reporter points out, Danny Collins will see Adams reunite with composer Theodore Shapiro, with whom he co-wrote “Stay Alive” for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty soundtrack. (The song was performed by José González.)
According to a synopsis, Danny Collins follows an aging rock star (Pacino) as he attempts to change his life and make amends after finding a personal letter penned by John Lennon. The film is written and directed by Dan Fogelman (Tangled, Cars, Bolt) and also stars Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Josh Peck, Christopher Plummer, and Bobby Cannavale. In addition to the work of Adams and Shapiro, the soundtrack will feature several Lennon songs. According to IMDB, production on the film has wrapped and a release date is schedule for sometime next year.
And speaking of his “Pax-Am Singles Series”, Adams has announced the release of his latest 7-inch. Due out December 9th, Do You Laugh When You Lie? features the titular A-side backed by two B-sides, “By The Way” and “I’m In Love With You”. Below, watch him debut the Tom Petty-inspired title track during a recent show in Toronto.