Scarlett Johansson has signed on to star in “Once” writer/director John Carney’s $10 million new feature “Can a Song Save Your Life?” reports SB Post.
Set in New York, the film tells the story of a washed-up A&R man who forms a passionate bond with a young singer-songwriter (Johansson) from out of town. Johansson will sing a number of songs in the film.
Carney has spent eighteen months writing the film and met with Johansson in Los Angeles a while back. Mark Ruffalo and Jim Carrey have both been rumoured as potential male leads.
Judd Apatow will executive produce the project and shooting will begin in New York next year.