Musicals seem to be the new thing again, with The Smurfs and the next Joker sequel of all things pick up where the hamilton the craze has stopped. This time, it’s Will Poulter who enters the fray with The scorea heist musical that debuted at the 2021 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, slated for release later this year.
The trailer stars Poulter as Troy, one of a duo of thieves opposite Mike (Johnny Flynn of Ground Meat Operation and Stardust fame), who are waiting in a small cafe to pass the time until they transfer with some of their associates later in the day.
Troy eventually falls in love with Gloria, the waitress who works in the shop, played by Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, I want to dance with someone), and begins to fantasize about running away with her, leaving behind his life of crime, as well as the demons that accompanied it. As Troy knows, however, it’s not exactly easy to leave a life of crime behind, especially if your associates won’t let you.
It seems like a fascinating mix of multiple genres, with touches of drama, romance, comedy, suspense, and a bluesy soundtrack courtesy of the film’s own Flynn, and it all comes from the first trailer.
Poulter has come a long way since his performance in We are the Millers won him the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2013, and it will be interesting to see how he stars in the unconventional sea of the genre that is The score. Beyond that, MCU fans can expect his portrayal of Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3which will be released in May 2023.
The score will be released in select theaters and on-demand services on September 9.