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El-P to compose original score for Al Capone biopic Fonzo

The Run The Jewels MC/producer will write an original score for the new film by Josh Trank

Producer and rapper El-P aka Jaime Meline will score the soundtrack for Al Capone bio-pic Fonzo. Written and directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) the film follows the story of the infamous gangster who developed dementia during imprisonment. The cast includes Tom Hardy, Linda Cardellini, Jack Lowden, Academy Award, Matt Dillon and Kyle MacLachlan.

"Since I was fourteen years old, El-P's music has been one of the most important creative influences in my life. There's literally no greater honor for me than to collaborate with him today and bear witness to this next stage of his artistic journey," says Trank.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of this movie," says Meline, who recently shared his rejected demo for the soundtrack of Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049.

El-P appeared with Killer Mike on the cover of The Wire 396, with Run The Jewels's Run The Jewels 3 released on 24 December 2016. Listen to “Talk To Me”.