Cannes 2014: Weinstein Company Acquires John Carney's 'Sing Street' for US

The Weinstein Company has acquired John Carney's SING STREET for US distribution at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. FilmNation is selling internationally.

Like his earlier films ONCE and BEGIN AGAIN, SING STREET is inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, and tells the story of a 14-year-old named Cosmo growing up in 80’s Dublin who must break free of a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, deal with his drop-out older brother’s antics, and survive a new public school where the kids are rough and the brothers are tougher.

Cosmo writes a song, forms a scrappy band with some school mates, writes more songs, and shoots some wicked music videos. How to shoot pop videos in a recession ridden country? Beg, borrow and steal. And steal.

But when he realizes he can’t save his family, he must make a family of his own.

The film will feature original music by Bono & The Edge. Production begins this fall.