In a refreshing trend shift from the barrage of interconnected superhero flicks, musicals and music-inspired features are making a swift comeback. Hurrah! This next sonorous outing, Song One, comes from writer-director Kate Barker-Froyland, and the first trailer has arrived to sweep you up with its romantic leanings.
In the pic, Interstellar‘s Anne Hathaway careens back down to Earth as Franny, a woman who finds herself adrift with grief when her estranged brother Henry winds up in a coma. Keen to learn more about her brother since she upped sticks years ago, she begins to track down a series of musicians her sibling once loved. One of those talented musos is real-life singer-songwriter Johnny Flynn who plays Hathaway’s love interest, the shy and retired James Forester.
The first preview is a very enticing introduction to the movie as a whole. Granted, it doesn’t seem to venture into new romantic drama territory, but Hathaway’s as watchable as ever and with an original soundtrack penned by Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice – it could be the next Once.
Song One launches into theatres on January 23rd 2015.
Oscar® winner Anne Hathaway (INTERSTELLAR, LES MISERABLES) stars as Franny in SONG ONE, a romantic drama set against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s vibrant modern-folk music scene. After Franny’s musician brother Henry (Ben Rosenfield, BOARDWALK EMPIRE) is injured and hospitalized in a coma following a car accident, Franny returns home after a long estrangement and begins to use his notebook as a guide to how his life has evolved in her absence. Franny seeks out the musicians and artists Henry loved, in the course of her journey meeting James Forester (Johnny Flynn), his musical idol, whose success and fame belie a shy and private man. As a strong romantic connection develops between Franny and James, the question becomes if love can bloom even under the most adverse circumstances. The film also stars Oscar® winner Mary Steenburgen (THE HELP) and features original music composed by Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice, and live performances from Sharon Van Etten, The Felice Brothers, Dan Deacon, Paul Whitty, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Cass Dillon, and Elizabeth Ziman.
Source: The Playlist