Zimmer headed south for 'Divas'


MEXICO CITY -- Columbia Pictures Producciones Mexico, the local production arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment, said Monday that Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer will score the music for its comedy "Casi Divas" (Road to Fame).

While budget limitations make it next to impossible for Mexican productions to land Hollywood composers of Zimmer's stature, Zimmer said he sees the project as "an opportunity to work with a new young filmmaker with innovative vision."

"Road to Fame" was written and directed by Issa Lopez. Currently in postproduction, it is Columbia's second feature in Mexico.

Zimmer's recent credits include "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" and "The Simpsons Movie." "The Lion King" earned him an Oscar for best original score.