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Once director reteams Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson in Can A Song Save Your Life

02.03.2012

THE AVENGERS stars Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson are scheduled to reappear on screen together in CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE?, the latest film from ONCE writer/director John Carney.

Like his previous Oscar-winning film it tells the story of musicians trying to get by in life.

The official synopsis- Seduced by dreams of making it in the big city, Gretta (Johansson) and her long-time boyfriend move to New York to pursue their passion for music. She’s heartbroken when he dumps her for the fame and fortune of a big solo contract, leaving Gretta all on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when a down-on-his-luck record producer (Ruffalo) stumbles upon her singing in a local bar and is immediately captivated by her raw talent and inspiring authenticity - they may be each other’s last chance to turn their lives around. Somewhere between friendship and their love of music, the two strangers strike a chord that captures the hearts of everyone around them, proving that every great story has its own soundtrack.

Exclusive Media will produce and finance the film, which will see grammy-award winning songwriter Gregg Alexander (New Radicals) working on the soundtrack. Judd Apatow is attached as executive producer and Anthony Bregman (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) will produce.

Mark Ruffalo isn't really known for his vocal stylings but let's not forget that Johansson released that album of Tom Waits covers "Anywhere I Lay My Head Down".

"This is a beautiful and soulful story which we are honored to help John bring to life," said Tobin Armbrust, Exclusive Media's Head of Production.

CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE? will start shooting this June.

Source: Coming Soon

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2:38AM on 02/05/2012
Sorry Pete Yorn led you to believe you could be a singer, Scarlett...
Sorry Pete Yorn led you to believe you could be a singer, Scarlett...
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4:06PM on 02/04/2012
No, no it can't.
No, no it can't.
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8:28PM on 02/03/2012
They should just replace their original character names with Bruce Banner and Black Widow.
They should just replace their original character names with Bruce Banner and Black Widow.
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7:27PM on 02/03/2012
Actor prejudice aside, can she sing? Part of what made once so great, is how incredibly talented the duo was.
Actor prejudice aside, can she sing? Part of what made once so great, is how incredibly talented the duo was.
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7:56PM on 02/03/2012
listen to her tom waits covers album. i don't love her, but she doesn't embarrass herself at all.
listen to her tom waits covers album. i don't love her, but she doesn't embarrass herself at all.
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