Lay The Favourite

Romantic Comedy


In 2011, James collaborated with director Stephen Frears on the drama ‘Lay the Favourite’, starring a wealth of Hollywood actors including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, Vince Vaughn and Joshua Jackson.

The film, which featured in Sundance’s Premieres section, is based on the memoirs of a young woman who becomes a gambler’s assistant in Las Vegas, working for one of the most successful sports gamblers in the business.

James’s score was a quirky, Americana-style soundscape, covering rock, blues & folk genres. James recorded and conducted the London Metropolitan Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, where he also used a variety of multi-instrumentalists, helping to craft the Americana tone seamlessly into the film’s soundtrack.


Album Credits

“Lay The Favourite”

  1. Ruby Lane  (0.57)
  2. Cashing In Chips  (1.11)
  3. Driving To Las Vegas  (1.33)
  4. Tulip’s Facelift  (0.49)
  5. Buying CDs  (1.10)