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. »
- Jeff Labrecque