First Trailer for John Carney’s Musical ‘Sing Street’

John Carney's Musical

Ahead of its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the first trailer has arrived for director John Carney‘s (of Once and Begin Again fame) latest film, a musical titled Sing Street.

The film takes place in 1980s Dublin, and follows 14-year-old Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who uses his musical talent to try and woo Raphina (Lucy Boynton).

Also starring Jack Reynor, Aiden Gillen, Mark McKenna and Maria Doyle Kennedy, the movie features music by industry greats like A-ha, Duran Duran, Hall & Oates, The Cure, The Clash, Spandau Ballet, and The Jam.

Sing Street opens in the U.K. on March 18th and will be released stateside by The Weinstein Company later this year. Check out the trailer below:

With 1980s Dublin mired in recession, Conor’s parents move him from a comfortable private school to a rough inner-city public school where the scrappy 14-year-old forms a band. Mentored by his older brother, a dropout who’s hip to cool tunes, Conor starts to compose lyrics and the glam-ish band finds its “no covers” groove. Renaming himself Cosmo, he convinces the mysterious, über-cool Raphina to star in their music videos (and tries to win her heart in the process).