Other than the words above “Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine are in this trailer” there’s not that much to add to this post..
Fine, this romantic dramedy, stars an eclectic cast featuring Jane Austen,
David Banner Bruce Banner, and People’s Sexiest Man Alive, so it figures to be a good time.
The story goes something like this–a down-and out-former Manhattan record executive (vinyls are back because hipsters) played by Ruffalo, meets the recently dumped girlfriend of a rockstar; guess who’s the rockstar, guess who’s the girlfriend. Yes, Keira Knightley rocks it; no judge on The Voice can claim such a title.
Knightley and Ruffalo join forces to show Maroon 5 who’s the boss to record an album the old fashioned way–in subway stations, on gondolas, on rooftops Across the Universe style, basically wherever these newly freed, free spirits can make sweet music.
Can we assume this song will be featured?
The theme is infinitely cheesy, Levine is ….merrhhhhh, but Knightley and Ruffalo have fairly good track records with rom coms, and the trailer looks rather appealing.
Most promising is John Carney, who also directed the 2006 Irish musical romance, Once, is behind this film as well. Once was surprisingly good, even if your the type who thinks romance+singing sounds worse than a trip to salt mines. I prefer those cute ice mines from Frozen.
Some other bonus tidbits:
– Hailee Steinfeld, best known for playing Mattie Ross in the Coen Brothers’ reboot of True Grit, is featured as …. someone related to Ruffalo in the film. His daughter/niece/something or other.
– Levine’s fellow Voice judge CeeLo Green is also making some sort of appearance for some sort of reason. Probably to run around like a flashily dressed, overweight T Rex. Mean? Yea, that was mean. Sorry CeeLo.
– The film was originally entitled, Can a Song Save Your Life? Good decision to toss that one..
Begin Again releases July 4th.