John Williams Not Scoring Spielberg Film for First Time Since 1985

For the first time since 1985's The Color Purple, John Williams will not be scoring a Steven Spielberg movie. DreamWorks Pictures on Wednesday revealed that Bridge of Spies was the title of Spielberg's upcoming Cold War thriller, due out Oct. 16, but also announced that his 83-year-old long-time collaborator Williams - who has scored all but one of the director's films - had pulled out. In a statement, the studio said, "John Williams' schedule was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected." However, DreamWorks added that Williams would be rejoining Spielberg later this year on his Roald Dahl adaptation, The BFG.



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