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Burt Bacharach performs at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda on Wednesday 28 October 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Burt Bacharach. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Burt Bacharach To Write Score For ‘Po’ Movie

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on December 18, 2015

in News

Burt Bacharach is going strong at 87. Not only is the classic songwriter still touring, but he has now agreed to write the score for the upcoming motion picture Po.

Directed by John Asher and starring Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs), Julian Feder (Weiner Dog franchise) as Po, and Kaitlin Doubleday (Empire), Po tells the story of a recently widowed father struggling to raise his 10-year-old son who has autism.

Bacharach and Asher met by chance a year ago on a flight from New York to Los Angeles. Bacharach, whose own daughter Nikki struggled with Asperger’s Syndrome (high-functioning autism), agreed to let Asher use his song Close to You in the film. Then, Bacharach saw an early screening of the film last month and was so moved by the magic of Po that he offered to score the entire film. Bacharach shares, “I was so touched by the film that scoring it was a labor of love.”

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