Writer/director John Carney’s “Begin Again,” the movie formerly known as “Can A Song Save Your Life?,” will close the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival this Spring in New York. It stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
Here’s the synopsis:
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.
Carney previously directed the smash hit “Once,” which won a Sundance Audience Award in 2006 and an Oscar for Best Original Song the following year.