May 10, 2017


Thom Yorke's First Composer Gig Is the 'Suspiria' Remake

Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella
Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella

Singer/multi-instrumentalist Thom Yorke is following the lead of Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood by scoring the new Suspiria, his first composer gig on a feature film. The remake of Dario Argento's 1977 horror gem will come from a fellow Italian director, Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash).

“Our goal is to make a movie that will be a disturbing and transforming experience: for this ambition, we could not find a better partner than Thom,” Guadgnino says in a statement, also calling the deal "a dream come true."

A substantial part of Suspiria's legacy lies in its score, a collaboration between Argento and the Italian prog-rockers Goblin. Yorke can certainly hit up bandmate Jonny Greenwood if he gets nervous—the guy's doing his fourth consecutive film with top-five-dead-or-alive auteur Paul Thomas Anderson, and he did the music for We Need to Talk About Kevin and Norwegian Wood.

Suspiria, set in 1977 Berlin, will star Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dakota Johnson,  Mia Goth and Jessica Harper, the star of the original.

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