Berlin 2012: Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson Set for 'Can a Song Save Your Life?'

11:29 AM PST 02/03/2012 by Pamela McClintock
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Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson

John Carney will write and direct the feel-good romance for Exclusive Media, which will shop the project at the European Film Market.

Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson are set to star in Can a Song Save Your Life? for Exclusive Media, with John Carney (Once) directing.

Exclusive will produce and finance the feel-good romance and launch the project to foreign buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin.

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In the film, Johansson's character moves to New York to pursue her dreams of a singing career. She finds herself all alone, however, when she's dumped by her boyfriend. But her world turns around when a down-on-his-luck record producer (Ruffalo) finds her singing in a local bar.

Anthony Bregman is attached to produce the film, and Judd Apatow is on board as executive producer.

"This is a beautiful and soulful story that we are honored to help John bring to life," Exclusive head of production Tobin Armbrust said.

Carney will work with Grammy-winning songwriter Gregg Alexander on music for the film.

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