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CANNES: Weinstein Co. Picks Up John Carney’s ‘Sing Street’

The film begins filming in Dublin this summer

On Saturday morning in Cannes, the Weinstein Co. closed a deal for $3 million for U.S. distribution rights to John Carney’s next musical film, “Sing Street.”

Set in 1980s Dublin, the pic is an autobiographical tale written and directed by the “Once” director, with an original soundtrack from U2’s Bono and the Edge. It will begin filming this year.

WME handled the sale. FilmNation is dealing with international rights. The film is produced by Anthony Bregman.

The Weinstein Co. is also distributing “Begin Again” on June 27 in the United States, Carney’s upcoming pic starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine.

Harvey Weinstein opened his presentation to buyers and journalists on Friday night in Cannes with a trailer for “Begin Again,” which he acquired in Toronto for $7 million and screened as the closing night film of the Tribeca Film Festival.

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