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'Once' Director John Carney Returning to Ireland for Musical Film With Songs by U2

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire May 22, 2014 at 12:41PM

The Weinstein Company will release "Once" filmmaker John Carney's next film, "Sing Street," the company announced today. The film, like "Once" and his latest film "Begin Again" (which Weinstein is also releasing), is a musical drama. U2's Bono and the Edge have been enlisted to write songs for the film and collaborate with Carney on the musical aspects of the production.
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The Weinstein Company will release "Once" filmmaker John Carney's next film, "Sing Street," the company announced today. The film, like "Once" and his latest film "Begin Again" (which Weinstein is also releasing), is a musical drama. U2's Bono and the Edge have been enlisted to write songs for the film and collaborate with Carney on the musical aspects of the production.

Here's the description for the project per the Weinstein Company:

In 1980s Dublin, a recession forces Cosmo out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. "Sing Street" tells the story of how he turns to music, forming a ragtag band, shooting scrappy music videos, and finding refuge and love with the beautiful Raphina. 

READ MORE: Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley Make Beautiful Music in 'Begin Again' Trailer

"When I read the script for 'Sing Street' it took me back to my days in the music business and I can’t wait to hear the soundtrack to this beautiful film," said Harvey Weinstein in a statement.
 
The film is set to begin production in Dublin in September. "Begin Again" opens in select theaters June 27.


This article is related to: Begin Again, The Weinstein Company, Acquisitions, Musical, Music