First trailer and poster for Irish director John Carney's Begin Again

The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for Irish director John Carney’s new film Begin Again. 

The film, which was previously title Can a Song Save Your Life?, follows the budding professional and personal relationship of a middle-aged record producer and a young singer.

Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley play the pair, with Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Catherine Keener, Mos Def, Cee-Lo Green, and James Corden starring.

Begin Again is out in Ireland on July 11th.


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 (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting 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 on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), 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.