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Keira Knightley takes over for Scarlett Johansson in Jon Carney musical CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE?

Joshua Brunsting

May 16th, 2012

Keira Knightley

Over the past few years, one movie musical has seemed to resonate with each and every person who has had the pleasure of seeing it.

John Carney's ONCE stands above the rest of the histrionic musical fare as a masterful look into two people and their relationship, whose songs are the true speech of their hearts. And now, the director has gotten a new actress to take over his next project.

Scarlett Johansson was originally tapped to take on the lead role in CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE?, but according to reports, Keira Knightley has nabbed the lead role from her. The film will follow a singer who is dumped, only to get discovered by a producer who sees her perform in a bar. Judd Apatow will produce this hotly anticipated project.

Johansson, however, has been busy, as seen in the first photo of her as Janet Leigh in the upcoming film, HITCHCOCK. The film stars Anthony Hopkins as the iconic director, and follows the making of his classic film, PSYCHO.

While I’m bummed to see Johansson leave Carney’s film, particularly after seeing her steal the show with THE AVENGERS, I really can’t wait to see what Knightley can do with the role. And it helps that Johansson is a part of such a seemingly great film as HITCHCOCK. Count me in.

What do you think?

Source Screen Daily / Yahoo

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