Una Mullally

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Can A Song Save Your Life?

John Carney’s new film gets picked up by The Weinstein Company.

Mon, Sep 9, 2013, 09:35


John Carney knows what’s up. Made a film that accidentally became huge and won an Oscar? Make another musical film, with bigger stars, the emotion people liked about Once, make it a love story, make it poignant. And it appears to be working.

Can A Song… has what you’d have to call an ‘eclectic’ cast; Mark Ruffalo, Kiera Knightly, Adam Levine (yes, he how moves like Jagger), Mos Def, James Corden and Cee Lo Green. The Weinstein Company has picked it up at TIFF, paying $7 million for the US rights according to Variety.

Hollywood Reporter says Carney says “the disarming emotional candor and intimacy of the earlier film [Once was no fluke.” Variety compares Carney to Cameron Crowe at one point. Indiewire is a little more lukewarm about the whole thing. Screen Daily digs it.