"Begin Again" writer-director John Carney has struck a chord, and a deal, with the
Inspired by Carney's own childhood and his love of music, "Sing Street" is set in 1980s Dublin and follows a teenage boy named Cosmo as he's forced out of his comfortable private-school bubble and into a rough-and-tumble public school, where he forms a ragtag band, starts shooting scrappy music videos and falls in love.
Carney himself played bass for the Irish rock band the Frames in the early '90s and also directed some of its music videos. His breakout feature film, "Once," starred the band's founder,
This time around, Carney is getting an assist from
The Weinstein Co. is already distributing Carney's movie "Begin Again," which opens June 27 and stars