'Mountain' documentary to have Willem Dafoe's voice

| Updated: May 29, 2017 19:05 IST

Los Angeles [USA], May 29 (ANI): Hollywood actor Willem Dafoe is all set to lend his voice to feature documentary 'Mountain'. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 'Great Wall' star is lending his narrator voice to the feature documentary which explores the troubled and triumphant history of our timeless fascination with mountains. The film from Sherpa director Jennifer Peedom and British writer Robert Macfarlane (author of Mountains of the Mind) has been in the Cannes film market and will be released in cinemas in Australia on Sept. 21 by Madman Entertainment. "I was looking for a very particular voice to carry this film. Given the nature of the collaboration, the voice itself needed to be an instrument in order to carry the poetry of Robert Macfarlane's words and to hold up alongside the powerful score curated by Richard Tognetti. But it also needed to feel authentic. Willem Dafoe brought both those things to the film," shared Peedom. The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) will next month present the world premiere in a special event dubbed Mountain Live, a cinematic and musical collaboration that will feature the ACO performing live onstage alongside a screening of the film. The June 12 event will take place at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Sydney Film Festival. ACO artistic director Tognetti worked with Peedom to curate a soundscape that "mirrors the serenity, magnitude and terror of the landscapes featured in the film." Works by Chopin, Grieg, Vivaldi and Beethoven are featured, as well as original music by Tognetti. Tognetti noted, "The original music I wrote for Mountain was composed in real collaboration with Jennifer [Peedom]. She would tell me what she was trying to express and what the scene in the movie meant, and then I would try and come up with the musical equivalent. Some of the compositions are filmic and some of them are more like dreamscapes." On the work front, Willem Dafoe will be next seen in Zack Synder's superhero flick 'Justice League' alongside Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Amy Adams. The movie is scheduled to release on November 17 in the US. (ANI)