Sir McCartney and Lady Gaga collaborating on 3D movie soundtrack
By David Sands
May 22, 2015
Is Paul McCartney a “little monster?” Who’s to say, really? But the former Beatles’ bassist and Lady Gaga are working together on a soundtrack for a 3D animated feature he’s producing called High in the Clouds.
Based on a 2005 kid’s adventure book McCartney wrote with children’s author Philip Ardagh, the film tells the tale of a motherless squirrel named Wirral who goes on a journey to find a mysterious island sanctuary. Word is it’s a parable about the dangers of capitalism run amok.
Cody Cameron, known for his work on Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2, will be directing the feature for RGH Entertainment, which is partnering with Unique Features on the project.
According to Deadline, McCartney will be voicing a character and including seven or eight of his new songs in the flick, one of which will be sung by the “Poker Face” vocalist herself.
The first hint that the famous vegetarian and meat-wearing diva were collaborating came via a pair of photos posted on Gaga’s Instagram page back in February.
“Had a beautiful session with Sir Paul McCartney and friends. Working on one of his many secret projects! Killer musicians, vibe, and lots of laughs,” she captioned one of them featuring the two of them, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and other musicians.
“Always a good time with my buddy,” she wrote on the other. “I’ll never forget when he called me last year to work and I hung up the phone cuz I thought it was a prank!”
Although High in the Clouds was originally slated to hit theaters this year, that’s likely been pushed back due to administrative changes. An updated release date hasn’t yet been announced.
RGH Entertainment does plan to premiere a sizzle reel of the 3D film this November, in conjunction with Unique Features, at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California.
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