Ten years after Zach Braff’s directorial debut, “Garden State,” spawned one of the biggest soundtracks of last decade, the former “Scrubs” star’s follow-up feature, “Wish I Was Here,” will also feature some of indie rock’s brightest stars on its soundtrack. The Shins and Bon Iver will contribute original songs, while Coldplay’s Chris Martin collaborated with Cat Power on a new track.
“It wasn’t ready yet for [Sundance],” Zach Braff tells Entertainment Weekly of the Martin-Cat Power duet. “It’s the title song of the movie. It’s one of the most amazing songs ever.”
The “Garden State” soundtrack — which featured songs by the Shins, Frou Frou, Zero 7 and Coldplay — has sold 1.47 million copies since its 2004 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. “Garden State,” starring Braff and Natalie Portman, also included a scene revolving around the Shins’ “New Slang” that will probably change your life:
“Wish I Was Here” will open in select theaters on July 18 and nationwide on July 25. Braff used Kickstarter to fund his second feature film last year.