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Jack Antonoff Is Composing a New Score for The Breakfast Club

Jack Antonoff.

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The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Jack Antonoff, lead singer of the pop band Bleachers and producer of Taylor Swift and Lorde, is set to perform a new score to John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art next month. The upcoming event, slated for April 1, is part of “Bring the Noise,” an ongoing installation at the museum in which contemporary musicians select a classic film and create a new original score. Previously, Hunx and His Punx’s Seth Bogart took on Welcome to the Dollhouse, and Yacht added their own music to Alien.

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“I chose The Breakfast Club because I think about that film often when I write,” Antonoff told the Times. “There are certain films and feelings that remind me of where I’m from. … I constantly thought about getting out, and that feeling is so present in this film.”

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The 1985 classic’s original score was composed by Keith Forsey and Gary Chang, and the film most memorably featured the Simple Minds single “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” in its opening and closing credits. Clearly, Antonoff is all about sticking to The Breakfast Club’s nostalgic spirit. So classic film and New Wave enthusiasts (and maybe Antonoff fans?), take note: Tickets go on sale March 23 and will be available earlier for Film Independent members.

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