NEW YORK -

The next Steven Spielberg will be missing a familiar sound: a score by John Williams.

For the first time in three decades, a Spielberg-directed film won't be scored by Williams. DreamWorks Pictures announced Wednesday that Spielberg's upcoming Cold War thriller, "Bridge of Spies," will be scored by Thomas Newman.

Williams had previously been signed on to the movie, but is departing, DreamWorks said, because of a minor health issue, since corrected. The last feature film Spielberg made without Williams was 1985's "The Color Purple," which Quincy Jones scored.

Williams still will score Spielberg's following film, the Roald Dahl adaption "The BFG."

"Bridge of Spies," to be released Oct. 16, stars Tom Hanks as a lawyer tasked to negotiate the release of a captured pilot.

- Associated Press