Eddie Vedder to write music for film

Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Eddie Vedder long ago made his mark in Hollywood, writing and/or recording notable songs for “Dead Man Walking,” “Eat Pray Love” and most of the “Into the Wild” soundtrack, among others.

You can soon add another notch to his filmic resume. The Pearl Jam frontman will pen and record a new track for “Out of the Furnace,” a thriller starring Christian Bale that’s due out this year.

Several previously recorded Vedder songs also probably will be featured in the film, according to a person familiar with the production who was not authorized to talk about it publicly.

The Scott Cooper-directed drama has a brooding, Pearl Jam-ish quality: It’s the story of two brothers in a down-and-out Pennsylvania town who get caught up in a web of violent crime.

Cooper previously directed “Crazy Heart,” which stirred plenty of attention for its tunes: Ryan Bingham’s “The Weary Kind” won an Oscar, a Grammy and a Golden Globe.