Directed by Dave Franco, The Rental will hit select theaters, drive-ins, and VOD via IFC Films tomorrow (July 24th). Today, Dread Central is thrilled to exclusively share a track from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack composed by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans (also available tomorrow, July 24th via Lakeshore Records). Have a listen below the trailer and synopsis.
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Two couples looking to celebrate their seed money from a new business venture, embark on a weekend getaway to a seemingly perfect house they’ve booked online. But what begins as a festive weekend for the four close friends turns into something far more sinister as secrets they’ve kept from each other are exposed and paranoia grows that they may not be alone.
The Rental marks the directorial debut of Franco best known for his roles in the hit films such as Neighbors, 21 Jump Street, Now You See Me, and their successful sequels, as well as in the critically acclaimed independent films The Little Hours, The Disaster Artist, and If Beale Street Could Talk.
Co-written by Franco and Joe Swanberg, The Rental features an all-star cast including Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, Sheila Vand, and Jeremy Allen. The film also marks the directorial debut of Dave Franco.
Lakeshore Records is set to release The Rental—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally July 24th which features original music by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans who have collaborated on score together for over 20 years including the moody soundtracks for The Outsider and Ozark. Bensi and Jurriaans create a masterfully atmospheric and otherworldly score for the tension-filled thriller directed by Dave Franco (his directorial debut).
Bensi & Jurriaans: “For The Rental we tried to create a slow burn sense of dread throughout the film, without tipping off what happens. A steady sub-conscious pulsing pervades the score adding a constant sense of unease and insecurity.”
Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans are two award-winning film composers. They have been playing music together for over twenty years. In the last ten years, they have completed well over 100 acclaimed film and TV scores.
Before moving to New York in 2001, Danny was raised studying the cello in Europe, while Saunder grew up playing guitar in Seattle’s thriving music scene. As a duo, they are known for bold unpredictability, uniqueness, and their ability to interpret a wide range of genres. Drawing from an array of modern classical styles and beyond, their compositions are filled with atypical orchestrations, sensuous melodies, and visceral soundscapes.
One of their first films, Martha Marcy May Marlene (Dir. Sean Durkin) garnered much attention for its sparse and suspenseful score. Soon after, their sinister score for Enemy (Dir. Denis Villeneuve) won “Best Musical Score” at the Canadian Screen Awards. In 2015, they scored Joel Edgerton’s acclaimed suspense thriller The Gift. More recent films include The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Boy Erased, and The Lodge. The duo has also written remarkable scores for documentaries LA 92 (Nat Geo), Amanda Knox (Netflix), and The Wolfpack (Netflix/Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner) and many more.
In TV, Danny and Saunder have scored 3 seasons of Jason Bateman’s Ozark (Netflix) as well as The OA (Netflix) and Chef’s Table (Netflix). Other television work includes Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), American Gods (STARZ), and most recently On Becoming a God in Central Florida (SHOWTIME)and The Outsider (HBO). Upcoming films include The Devil All The Time, and The White Tiger.
Danny and Saunder currently live and work in Los Angeles, where they each have studios.
Are you excited to check out The Rental tomorrow? What do you think of the track “Cameras” from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack composed by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.