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Larry Groupé has an impressive musical résumé in film and television as well as the concert stage, his achievements have received both critical praise and popular acclaim. Larry has four Emmy awards to his credit and has also composed the music for a variety of features that have shown at the Sundance, Berlin and Toronto International Festivals.
Larry’s latest score for long time director Rod Lurie, is the true story war picture The Outpost starring Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood, and Caleb Landry Jones. Concurrently Larry is also composing a brand new commission for an eighty piece orchestra and sixty voice choir, to be premiered next summer in Oregon.
Most notably, he wrote the score for The Contender starring Joan Allen, Gary Oldman and Jeff Bridges, a highly regarded political drama written and directed by Rod Lurie, which received multiple Academy Award® nominations. This political drama edge led them to Commander in Chief, which became the number one most successful new TV series when launched by ABC. Larry also enjoyed special recognition when he teamed with the Classic Rock legends, YES, co-composing ten original songs on the new CD release, Magnification, as well as writing overtures, arrangements and conducting the orchestra on their Symphonic Tour of the World.
Larry also completed the critically acclaimed score for Sony’s Straw Dogs, directed by Rod Lurie starring James Marsden, Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgård. Just prior to this was Nothing but the Truth starring Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon and Alan Alda. A compelling political drama about first amendment rights, which followed on the heels of Resurrecting the Champ starring Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Hartnett. All collaborations with writer-director Rod Lurie.