The Weinstein Company released the second trailer of “Begin Again“, previously titled “Can A Song Save Your Life?”. You can watch it below. The movie will be released July 2nd in the US.
The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. BEGIN AGAIN is produced and financed by Exclusive Media and produced by Anthony Bregman, Tobin Armbrust and Judd Apatow.
The first batch with HQ photos of Keira during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Closing Night Premiere of “Begin Again” are added in our gallery. Keira attended the premiere alongside co-stars Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine and director John Carney. Keira is wearing a Chanel dress.
Entertainment Weekly released the first movie clip for “Begin Again”, previously titled “Can A Song Save Your Life”. The movie will close the Tribeca Film Festival in New York tonight so let’s hope Keira will attend the screening!
Fans of Once, the 2007 musical romance that melted hearts and won an Oscar for Best Song, could be singing a new tune when Once director John Carney unveils Begin Again in July. Set in New York City instead of Dublin, the film features similar lonely souls who find each other through music. Mark Ruffalo plays a washed-up record exec, and Keira Knightley plays the heartbroken songwriter who sniffs at fame but might have the talent to redeem them both.
Knightley’s character, Gretta, is heartbroken because her boyfriend and musical collaborator, Dave, has become famous practically overnight, thanks to a Hollywood movie featuring his songs. Gretta is more a songwriter than a performer, and even though Knightley had sung before in a film, she wasn’t hired necessarily for her pipes. “[Carney] wasn’t looking for a voice that was going to carry a musical, and I know I don’t have that, but I think you can kind of get away with a lot more in folk music,” the actress says. “So we were kind of going for a talky-songy type vibe that we thought might be quite cool for her, and getting away from anything that was trying to pretend to be perfect.” Continue reading “Begin Again” Movie Clip
Coming straight from the production company themselves, the previously rumored Robert De Niro and Omar Sy have been confirmed, as well as two new names. Keira Knightley will take the female lead role of Cherry, while Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust & Bone, Bullhead) has also joined the ensemble. Lionsgate picked up the film for distribution last year, but with no word when it will shoot, hopefully this cast confirmation means we’ll see it by 2015. In the meantime, check out the official synopsis below:
Writer/director Stephen Gaghan weaves a slick and exciting web full of action, sex and intrigue with CANDY STORE. DAVIS (Robert DeNiro) is a veteran NYPD detective whose partner is kidnapped during a bust at a Brooklyn brothel run by CHIDDYBANG (Omar Sy). Meanwhile, BLACK ZEGNA, a former KGB officer turned ruthless gangster, hires CHERRY (Keira Knightley), one of the girls at the brothel, to seduce and incapacitate a major hedge fund manager. By chance, Cherry runs into SWANN, a former CIA operative who suffers from seizures related to his previous work as a spy. Swann bravely fights off the henchmen pursuing her and discovers that she is being used as a pawn in a plot to steal billions in gold. Through his efforts to protect Cherry, Swann inadvertently puts himself in Zegna’s crosshairs. After partnering up with Davis, Swann must overcome his personal demons to thwart the heist, meanwhile saving the woman he has fallen in love with from the wrath of her merciless employer.