Neptunes producer Pharrell Williams will be composing the orchestral score for upcoming animated film Despicable Me, reports collider.com.
Pharrell already wrote the title track for the Universal flick, which is currently playing in the background in the trailer, but news of him scoring the movie comes as a surprise. This marks the first time that the N.E.R.D. frontman has tried his hands at writing instrumental music specifically for a film. Yet Skateboard P will be getting help from Oscar winner Hans Zimmer and Heitor Pereira.
“I love cartoons and animation and I’ve never seen such incredible 3D CGI,” Williams said in a statement. “To score Despicable Me along with Hans and Heitor and write original songs for the film is a dream come true.”
Despicable Me, stars the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett and Danny McBride, among others. It is set to hit theatters on July 9.
Pharrell to Score Animated Film, Despicable Me