Diane Warren could very well win her first Oscar this year for “Till It Happens to You,” which she wrote alongside Lady Gaga for Kirby Dick’s The Hunting Ground. But will the seven-time Academy Award nominee enjoy her first year of multiple nominations – and join the likes of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, Elton John and Tim Rice, Henry Kreiger, and A.R. Rahman?
Warren contributes two new tracks to Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already: “The Crazy Ones” by Paloma Faith and “What We Leave Behind” by Labrinth. The dramedy stars Drew Barrymore and Academy Award nominee Toni Collette as best friends in different, life-changing situations – pregnancy and cancer, respectively.
Looking at the song titles and the fact that Warren wrote them, we’re expecting, for lack of more professional language, a heavy dose of the feels. With these songs, Miss You Already may be more of a tearjerker than we’d expected.
Miss You Already makes its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday. Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will give the film a limited stateside bow on Nov. 6.