Andrew Bird’s reach in the film world will soon go beyond a documentary on his musical pursuits. The whistlin’ violinist composed the entire score for director Jonathan Segal’s Norman, which stars Dan Byrd and Adam Goldberg. And as if that wasn’t enough, Bird also compiled the soundtrack, which features his own material (some of which is new) and tunes from Chad VanGaalen and Wolf Parade. Additionally, Bird told Denver’s Backbeat blog that his follow-up to 2009’s Noble Beast is nearing completion. In his words, it’s “almost in the can and ready to go” and he promised that “it’ll be out early next year.”
You can watch the Norman trailer, which features some of the score, below. The film hits theaters Oct. 21.