Foo Fighter Dave Grohl Scores Touch

Uh, Dave, you got some buddies who could use your help in the studio. Like now.

Although we'd prefer he keep his eye on the Foo Fighters ball, Dave Grohl has

taken some time out from his gig as leader of that band to compose the score to

Touch, the latest adaptation of an Elmore (Get Shorty) Leonard

novel to hit the screen.

Although the soundtrack (co-produced by Barrett

Jones, who also produced the Foo's debut) is still unfinished, the film will

feature a score written by Grohl, who sings on a pair of new songs. Grohl also

brought in some outside help--Veruca Salt's Louise Post--who sings and co-wrote

the title track with Grohl and X's John Doe, who did the same duty on a song

called "The Loving Thing."

Like the Foo's debut, the soundtrack will be

released on Roswell/Capitol, the former being Grohl's imprint. The movie opens

in select markets on Feb. 14, and the soundtrack is scheduled to hit stores two

weeks later, on Feb. 25.

The film, which stars current It boy Skeet

Ulrich, Gena Gershon, Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken, Janeane Garafalo and

the very unfunny Tom Arnold is the latest a series of Hollywood movies dealing

with angels and the supernatural, which, if we remember correctly, were

supposed to be all the rage...three years ago.

A spokesperson at MGM

described the plot as involving a Franciscan monk named Juvenal (Ulrich) "who

comes to L. A. to work at a rehab center and suddenly develops the gift of

healing accompanied by stigmata."

Well, as you can imagine, word of his

gifts gets out and it's not too long before folks like the wayward Walken, a

former preacher and current RV salesman looking for a ticket back to "selling

god instead of RV's," and Arnold, the leader of a fanatical church, get in on

the action and try to join the media circus swirling around poor Juvie.

The movie was written and directed by Paul Schrader (who wrote Taxi

Driver and Last Temptation of Christ) and marks Depp-alike Ulrich's

first starring role after a series of bit parts in movies like Boys and

The Craft.

None of Grohl's Foo mates are anywhere to be found on the

project. The second Foo record is nearing completion and is still slated for a

late spring/early summer release.