Metallica teaming up with Disney for their upcoming film

Metallica may have released S&M2, but they're not showing any signs of slowing down - the band is now teaming up with James Newton Howard to provide an orchestral piece of music for an upcoming Disney film, Jungle Cruise.

The band have apparently been working towards an orchestral version of "Nothing else Matters" as a key part of the film. “It really goes back to [Disney production president] Sean Bailey, who is a lifelong rock fan, and is just all-around one of the greatest, most friendly, generous, warm, and embracing people you’ll find in the music business,” revealed Lars Ulrich in an interview. “I think he’s always been a Metallica fan, and we’ve gotten to know each other well. My wife and I are big Disney fans, so there’s a great friendship there, and he’s always looked for the right match where there was a way that Metallica could contribute to some project of theirs. This was the right fit, with Sean leading the calvary, and with James Newton Howard and his track record, and what he’s done.”

for Lars Ulrich, the chance to work with eight-time Oscar nominee Howard was something he didn't want to pass up. “James Newton Howard, the man, the myth, the absolute legend! Considering what’s he’s done, it’s an absolute honor to have done this with him, and we’re excited for the world to hear it."

Jungle Cruise is set to star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramirez, Jesse Plemons, Jack Whitehall and Paul Giamatti. Originally expected for release this year, Jungle Cruise has been pushed until July 30, 2021.

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