The Weinstein Company has acquired the US rights to John Carney’s upcoming romantic film Can a Song Save Your Life?, starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Catherine Keener.
Written and directed by John Carney (Once), Can a Song Save Your Life? follows Gretta (Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend (Levine) who, seduced by dreams of making it in the big city, move to New York to pursue their passion for music. She’s heartbroken when he dumps her for the fame and fortune of a big solo contract, leaving her all on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when a down-on-his-luck record producer (Ruffalo) stumbles upon her singing during an open mic night and is immediately captivated by her raw talent and inspiring authenticity – they may be each other’s last chance to turn their lives around.
Can a Song Save Your Life? is produced by Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust and Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman.
“This movie has been an absolute joy to work on and we are thrilled to have the absolute perfect distributor in The Weinstein Company join us on the journey,” commented Armbrust.
Commented TWC Co-Chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein: “John Carney’s sensitive and brilliant direction creates a movie for our times. Through beautiful performances from Keira Knightly, Mark Ruffalo, James Corden and Adam Levine he creates a tapestry of humor and heartbreak, echoed by the incredible use of music. It’s a romantic comedy, it’s a musical and a family film in its own way for this generation. We loved it!”
Sycamore Pictures co-financed the film with Exclusive Media. Sycamore Pictures will be a co-presenter of the film, and Sycamores Ben Nearn and Tom Rice serve as Executive Producers. Executive producers are also Exclusive Medias Nigel Sinclair and Guy East, Judd Apatow, and Molly Smith of Black Label Media.