What do Denis Villeneuve‘s “Enemy,” the HBO hit documentary “The Jinx,” Sean Durkin‘s “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” and Antonio Campos‘ “Simon Killer” all share in common? A score by composing duo Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans. And that’s just a slim slice of the pair’s extensive filmography, which has firmly established their reputation as two of the most exciting composers of the moment. And this weekend, their latest work will hit the big screen in “Last Days In The Desert” starring Ewan McGregor.
Directed by Rodrigo Garcia, the film finds McGregor taking dual roles of Jesus and the Devil in an imagined chapter from his forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of an ordinary family in crisis, setting for himself a dramatic test with distinctly human conflicts. And in this exclusive soundtrack preview, you can sample the terrific music Bensi and Jurriaans have brought to the film, providing something that falls between Biblical and contemporary.
“Last Days In The Desert” opens on May 13th, with the soundtrack arriving digitally on the same day, and on CD on June 3rd via Lakeshore Records. Preview the soundtrack above.