Irish Film: Lionsgate to release John Carney’s Sing Street in UK and Ireland on March 18th

Lionsgate is set to release Once writer/director John Carney’s latest Dublin based drama, Sing Street, in the UK and Ireland on March 18th.

The film is a musical and is set in 1980’s Dublin. It sees a young boy, who having experienced a tough time at home, strikes out on his own and forms a band.

A host of Irish talent star in the film including Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy, and Aidan Gillen, as well as English actress Lucy Boynton.

Sing Street is produced by Martina Niland (Milo) of Cosmo Films, Anthony Bregman (The Circle) of Likely Story, and John Carney of Distressed Films. Co-production partners are FilmWave’s Paul Trijbits (Alone in Berlin) and Christian Grass. The film was funded by the IFB and Merced Media Partners. Lionsgate have had success in recent weeks with Irish films, having released John Crowley’s Brooklyn on both sides of the Irish Sea. The Weinstein Company acquired the US rights last year.