A spokeswoman for Cave and the Bad Seeds said they had been Hillcoat's natural choice for his new film, which takes its inspiration from the melodramas of the '50s and '60s with a plot that comes from Hitchcock's Vertigo and Rebecca. It was filmed on location in Papua-New Guinea. The spokeswoman added: "Both as a mirror to the film's study in romantic obsession and personality disintegration, and as a body of work in its own right, To Have And To Hold amply demonstrates all the subtleties, dynamics and grace of the three Bad Seeds' compositional prowess."
The soundtrack to the new film is released on November 18. The tracklising is 'To Have And To Hold', 'The Jungle Of Love', 'Candlelit Bedroom', 'Luther', 'A House In The Jungle', 'Delirium', 'The River At Night', Mourning Song', 'Romantic Theme', 'Snow Vision', 'Rose', 'The Clouds', 'Noah's Funeral', 'The Fight', 'Kate Leaves', 'We're Coming (The Riot)', 'The Murder', 'The Red Dress', 'I Threw It All Away' (vocals by Scott Walker); 'To Have And To Hold' and 'Gangster Bone'.