The buzz from the Toronto International Film Festival is ALL about the new Keira Knightley film, which had audiences on it’s feet at the screening. The Synopsis : Mark Ruffalo plays a drunken, down-on-his-luck record exec and Knightley the singer Greta. Surprise, surprise, Keira can really sing.
Keira’s character has come to New York with her very successful boyfriend , played by real life singer Adam Levine, who plays the smug, philandering part with ease. We’ll let you figure out the rest of plot, which you can see coming from a mile away. Still, the film is worth seeing for the performances and the singing, which writer-director John Carney recorded without the aid of a professional studio.
“All we need is a laptop, Pro Tools and a couple of dynamic mics,” he explained at the press conference. As a member of the Irish band the Frames, Carney knows of what he speaks, lending the film a air of authenticity.
We caught up with the stars of the film at a crew dinner at a Patria, a Spanish restaurant in downtown Toronto, where guests were treated to Grey Goose Le Fizz magnums throughout the night, making everyone more festive.
This just in: we hear movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has snapped up the distribution rights for the movie.