Flying Lotus is quickly becoming a renaissance man of the new media era. The experimental musician has his fingerprints on Grammy-winning records (see: Kendrick Lamar), he moonlights as a rapper named Captain Murphy, and he’s become one of the most forward-thinking producers of our time. Now, FlyLo has added film scoring to his repertoire.
Last month, Flying Lotus worked on a Rick Rubin-produced Star Wars album, and yesterday it was revealed that he’s producing a score for a film called LoveTrue. Any of our other friends involved in that project? Glad you asked! None other than Shia LaBeouf is the film’s executive producer. I can only imagine the realms of consciousness being explored during that tandem’s brainstorming sessions.
LoveTrue will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. Little information has been leaked, and there’s no trailer yet, but—as expected—the project looks like it’s going to get plenty philosophical. The Alma Har’el-directed film will reportedly explore the origins of “true love” in a way that blurs the lines of traditional documentary narrative. Check out the film’s description below:
“Love True pushes the documentary genre further into new realms as it looks into the opposing realities of the “True Love” fantasy. Does our view of love change as we grow older? How do we make decisions about our love lives? Is there such a thing as true love? Are there invisible partners in our relationships? Past ghosts of ourselves? The film’s reenactments of significant past experiences and glimpses at possible futures, created with non-actors playing the characters’ older and younger selves, encourage the couples to confront the realities of their hopes and memories, and the effect they have on their love lives.”
There are few more intriguing pairings than LaBeouf and Flying Lotus for a film about love’s mysticism. Let us know how you feel about the upcoming movie in the comments below.