ONCE's John Carney Says New Movie Musical BEGIN AGAIN 'Could Work' On Stage
Acclaimed writer and director of ONCE, the hit 2006 indie music-themed filmed that became the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of the same name, says that a similar stage-bound fate may very well be likely for his new movie musical BEGIN AGAIN, featuring a plethora of original songs sung by stars Keira Knightley, Adam Levine and more.
Shedding some light on the real life back-story that informs the new film, Carney intriguingly shares, "My brother was my musical mentor when I was a kid and inspired this film - in some ways more than I knew until he started to get ill."
Furthermore, Carney says, "Unfortunately, he never got to see the end result, so it's a very poignant story."
When queried whether or not Carney intends on pursuing a stage adaptation of BEGIN AGAIN should the film prove to be a hit, he is diplomatic - yet optimistic - in his measured response.
"I don't think lightning strikes twice in life, and I would never tempt fate... but, in theory, yes, it could work."
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