Variety reported yesterday that five-time Academy Award-winning composer John Williams will be writing the score for The Papers. Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg's other film that is currently going through post-production, was apparently going to be scored by Williams, but since The Papers will likely be finishing up within the next month, Allen Silvestri will handle Ready Player One and Williams The Papers.
I hadn't realized that Williams worked with Spielberg on all but two of Spielberg's other films. The Papers is shaping up to have everything it needs to in regard to production team and actors to be a huge deal. If this goes well, it could be a major boost to Meryl's career. I realize that she already enjoys legend status in Hollywood, but I'm always looking forward to whether or not great scripts get put into production with her involved. Favorable reviews and big box office returns for a film that captures the zeitgeist of the U.S. political climate could very well be the next project to do that for her, a la The Devil Wears Prada. It's exciting.