Hollywood star Vince Vaughn might do something for AR Rahman which he has never done before for anyone else. Sources from the industry are saying that the actor is expected to strain his vocal cords for the romantic comedy Couples Retreat for which the South Indian musician and composer has been roped in for the soundtrack.
Vince has never sung in a movie but had performed for the soundtrack Hollywood to the Heartland in a comedy show called 30 Days & 30 Nights. An insider tipped us about the development, “Rahman is scoring the sound for Couples Retreat in which Vince plays the lead.
When Rahman was in the US sometime back, they had met up and had a discussion about the project. It is here that Rahman apparently bounced off the idea that Vince should sing for him in the movie and Vince was very excited about it. It is learnt that he will be singing a romantic track in the movie. This film will have Rahman composing the score for a totally different audience. It will have pure Western sounds.” Rahman remained unavailable for comment.
Couples Retreat is a comedy that narrates the story of four diverse couples who settle into a tropical island resort for a vacation, with one of them there especially to work on their failing marriage.
Kailash Kher has also sung in Couples Retreat. “I have sung a’tarana’ in the film for Rahman and working with him is always a unique experience,” said the singer while adding that he is open to other offers from the west but will only accept work of quality.”
According to reports, Rahman will not just score for the film but also make lead actor Vince Vaughn croon. According to Hollywood tabloids, Rahman had a melody in mind, which he hummed for Vaughn. Apparently, Vaughn took to the tune immediately and started humming it as well. And that’s when Rahman suggested that he lend his voice to the tune.
No Slumdog hangover
Rahman who recently travelled to US for a meeting with the studio executives, will soon record the song with Vince. Sources reveal, “The song has no hangover from the Slumdog tunes. They are totally different and Rahman will be working with western musicians and composers on the film.”
The Vaughn track is supposed to be a romantic song that he will sing to Kristen Bell during the movie. “It is not yet clear if he will sing the entire song or just a verse. That creative decision lies with Rahman and the director”, says a report as per CNN, Asia show.
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Sajna | Music Composed by A R Rahman
Kuru Kuru Kan Afro Nisha | Music Composed : A R Rahman
Jason & Cynthia Suite
Nana | Music Composed : A R Rahman
Tour of the Villas | Music Composed : A R Rahman
Meeting Marcel | Music Composed : A R Rahman
Itinerary | Music Composed by A R Rahman
Undress| Music Composed : A R Rahman
Sharks | Music Composed : A R Rahman
Salvadore| Music Composed : A R Rahman
Intervention | Music Composed : A R Rahman
The Waterfall | Music Composed : A R Rahman
Jason & Synthia Piano Theme| Music Composed : A R Rahman
Animal Spirits| Music Composed : A R Rahman
Also well known French actor Jean Reno has mouthed gruff dialogues for many blockbuster Hollywood movies including Mission Impossible, The Pink Panther, Godzillaand The Da Vinci Code, but has never exercised his vocal cords for a song. But now the award-winning actor is expected to make his singing debut for AR Rahman’s Hollywood production Couples Retreat, written by funny-man Vince Vaughn.
A source close to the development says: “Jean Reno is expected to record a voice sample to be used in one of the songs in the Hollywood production, for which Rahman has given music. Vince Vaughn is also recording a song for the composer. Rahman seems to love Jean’s deep, husky voice and felt that it would be apt for a particular comedy song.”
However, the actual meeting between Jean and Rahman will happen only when the production gets underway. “But Rahman has already consulted the film-makers and Vince about his idea and they have given their nod. He is expected to travel to Hollywood next month and record both Vince and Jean’s voice samples. This will definitely be Jean’s first song in a movie,” adds the source.