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“Left 4 Dead”/ “Darkness” Voice Actor To Score New Eva Mendes Movie

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Posted on January 9, 2012 AT 01:41pm

A Small Victory

Mike Patton — who’s best known to gamers for his work on “Portal” as well as “The Darkness,” and “Left 4 Dead” games, and to music fans as the singer for Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, and Tomahawk — has announced that he’ll be composing the score to the upcoming movie “The Place Beyond The Pines.”

The movie is directed by Derek Cianfrance (“Blue Valentine”) and stars Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, and Ryan Gossling, as well as such game-friendly actors as Ray Liotta (“Grand Theft Auto: Vice City”) and Bruce Greenwood (“Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”).

The film is Patton’s third score, following 2008’s “A Perfect Place” and 2009’s “Crank: High Voltage.”

Patton is also currently working on a new album with Tomahawk, due out later this year, and will reprise his role as The Darkness in “The Darkness II,” which is due out February 7.

Paul Semel, Contributor
Paul has been writing about movies, music, video games, books, TV, toys, celebrities, and other fun stuff since the early-’90s. A regular contributor to EGM since 2004, he's also written for Entertainment Weekly, Bikini, Maxim, Raygun, Walmart GameCenter, Rides, and Emmy, among others. Please follow him on Twitter at @paulsemel. Or don't. Whatever.

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