MUMBAI: The Weinstein Company recently released a new trailer for its upcoming musical romantic comedy, Begin Again. The second trailer features a new song by the film’s actor and music producer Adam Levine called “Lost Stars”.
The latest film from writer-director John Carney (Once), Begin Again is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta and her long-time boyfriend Dave are college sweethearts and song-writing partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left to fend for herself. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan, a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.
Begin Again is written and directed by Academy Award winner John Carney (Once) and produced by Anthony Bregman, Tobin Armbrust and Judd Apatow. The film stars Golden Globe Award nominee Keira Knightly (Atonement) as Gretta, with Grammy Award winner Adam Levine (lead vocalist of Maroon 5) as Dave and Screen Actors’ Guild Award nominee Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are Alright) as Dan. Begin Again also stars Grammy Award winner Cee Lo Green, BAFTA Award winner James Corden (Gavin & Stacey), Golden Globe award nominee Mos Def (Something the Lord Made), Academy Award nominee Hailey Steinfeld (True Grit) and Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich).
With the soundtrack of Begin Again scheduled to release on 1 July, Adam Levine’s own record label, 222 Records will debut its first soundtrack compilation.