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Promising Young Woman Soundtrack Visual

Promising Young Woman Soundtrack

On December 4, Capitol Records will release the Promising Young Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The soundtrack is already generating a buzz, with Variety predicting Oscar nominations for Best Original Song for three of its tracks. This album’s release precedes the exciting release of the soundtrack’s film. Following the early December release of the soundtrack, Focus Features will release Promising Young Woman on Christmas Day.

Director Emerald Fennell brings a fascinating story of revenge to the screen with Promising Young Woman. Originally premiering to huge acclaim in Sundance earlier this year, Fennell’s film stars Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham along with an ensemble cast that includes Laverne Cox, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Lowell, Sam Richardson, Molly Shannon, and Clancy Brown. Everyone said Cassie, played by Carey Mulligan, was a promising young woman until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.

Fennell also served as Executive Soundtrack Producer, teaming up with music supervisor Sue Jacobs and Capitol Records to create what The Daily Beast describes as “a pop music soundtrack that could only be described as glorious.” Promising Young Woman’s soundtrack continues to receive praise from well respected sources. Specifically, Vice reported that the film “expertly uses femme pop songs to underscore its critically acclaimed twisted tale of trauma and revenge.” In another review, IndieWire noted, “The film is filled with inspired soundtrack choices – a strings-heavy take on Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ teases before it reveals itself at the perfect moment, and an amusing use of an ‘It’s Raining Men’ cover sells Fennell’s pitch-black sense of humor early on.” In general, the musical covers of popular pop songs offers one of the film’s greatest musical choices.

For a taste of the praised music and to prepare your viewing of Promising Young Woman, preorder your Promising Young Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack here.

Renee Olstead

Olstead has worked tirelessly on her new music and is excited to share her classy country record with the world. The song is a cover from legend Sammi Smith, written by Kris Kristofferson in 1970. Listen to the song “Help Me Make It Through The Night” here. It is now available iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all other digital platforms. You can also view Olstead’s music EPK here and her website. Olstead was recently nominated for a 59th Annual Grammy for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for the song “Do You Want to Know a Secret.” She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture and a Grammy for Best Arrangement for “Summertime” from her self-titled debut album (produced by 16-time Grammy Award Winner David Foster). Olstead also recently starred as the love interest of Evan Peters in The Grand Southern’s latest music video “Traded Heaven.” It premiered exclusively on Billboard and you can view it here. She is currently back in the studio finishing her third studio album which can be described as “alternative country”. You can view some her recent performances at The Grove here and here

Olstead is no stranger to Hollywood. Her breakout role was playing Madison Cooperstein on ABC Family’s hit show The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The show ran for five seasons and boasts several People’s Choice & Teen Choice Award nominations. Her dedicated fan base has earned her a large social media presence with a verified Twitter of over 81,000 Twitter followers, and an verified Instagram of over 68,000 followers.

Olstead has also had huge success on the big screen. She played Jess Felton in the hit Universal Pictures film, UNFRIENDED which grossed over $42 million worldwide with only a budget of $1 million. The popularity and fan following earned the film a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite Thriller Movie.

Despite her busy schedule, Olstead is dedicated to leading a healthy and active lifestyle. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, musician Tommy King, and their two amazing rescue dogs. In her free time Olstead dedicates her time to various animal shelters and charities. Olstead holds several other charity organizations close to her heart including: Lambda Legal, Planned Parenthood, UNICEF Next Generation and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Please see more information on Olstead below:

  • Has amassed over 9 seasons of television appearances as a regular on CBS Still Standing and ABC Family’s office comedy Work Mom.
  • Attended A-List events such as: Elton John’s Oscar Party, Giorgio Armani Honors The Revenant Oscar Party, InStyle/WB Golden Globes Party, Variety’s Power of Youth, Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood Party, The Emmy’s Television Advocacy Awards, NY Fashion Week Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter Collection, Wondercon 2015, W & Guess Celebrate 30 Years of Fashion, Nylon Magazine Parties, Audi Prime-Time Emmy Party, Logo’s NewNowNext Awards, The Advocate’s 45th Anniversary.
  • Has previously presented at the Movieguide Awards
  • Photo: from the 25th Annual Elton John Oscar Party: http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Renee+Olstead/25th+Annual+Elton+John+AIDS+Foundation+Oscar/w06LcxhPL2M