John Carney has a certain affinity for musicals, as evidenced by his Oscar-winning debut “Once” and his delightful 2013 dramedy “Begin Again,” starring Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley. After taking an American detour with his last picture, Carney is bringing us back to Dublin in his upcoming Sundance entry “Sing Street,” though this time the setting is the rock n’ roll 1980s.
Set in the heyday of bands like Genesis and U2, “Sing Street” is a youthful romantic comedy of a boy trying to impress a girl. He does this by doing the coolest thing an adolescent boy with a group of overly loyal friends can do: start a band. Aidan Gillen and Maria Doyle Kennedy star as his struggling parents, while Jack Reynor rounds out the cast as his encouraging, yet potentially troubled, older brother.
“Sing Street” premieres at the Sundance Film Festival at the end of the month and is set for wide release sometime later in 2016.
Watch the trailer above, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies.