Jarvis Cocker to Write Music for Wes Anderson’s ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’; Movie Now Sounds Too Good to Actually Happen

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In a new interview with Time Out Chicago, former Pulp leader Jarvis Cocker — by many accounts the cleverest, most charming man in Britpop history, narrowly edging out Noel Gallagher — claims he's written "three, four songs, and some that might become bits of the score" for Wes Anderson's upcoming stop-motion animated adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Fantastic Mr. Fox. And, while Anderson's been in a dry spell lately, we're still pretty excited about seeing his kids' movie, particularly now that the Spike Jonze–helmed, Karen O–scored Where the Wild Things Are may never actually be released. So, with Cocker onboard, how long can it possibly be before test screenings of Fantastic start making children cry and Fox calls in the guy who wrote Alvin and the Chipmunks to punch up the screenplay? Not very, we bet!

From the U.K. to the Magic Kingdom [Time Out Chicago via Pitchfork]

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