The first Song One trailer has been released for writer/director Kate Barker-Froyland’s romantic drama. Featuring original music composed by Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice, the film stars Anne Hathaway as a young woman who returns home after her brother (Ben Rosenfield) is injured and romantically connects with his favorite musician (Johnny Flynn). As this trailer shows, nothing brings two people together like a sibling landing in a coma. The movie didn’t get much attention at Sundance, and I can now see why. There doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with the film, but there doesn’t look like there’s anything special about it either.
Watch the Song One trailer after the jump, and check out Steve’s video interviews with Hathaway & Mary Steenburgen and Lewis & Rice from Sundance. The film opens in theaters and on demand on January 23, 2015.
Here’s the official synopsis for Song One:
Oscar® winner Anne Hathaway (INTERSTELLAR, LES MISERABLES) stars as Franny in SONG ONE, a romantic drama set against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s vibrant modern-folk music scene. After Franny’s musician brother Henry (Ben Rosenfield, BOARDWALK EMPIRE) is injured and hospitalized in a coma following a car accident, Franny returns home after a long estrangement and begins to use his notebook as a guide to how his life has evolved in her absence. Franny seeks out the musicians and artists Henry loved, in the course of her journey meeting James Forester (Johnny Flynn), his musical idol, whose success and fame belie a shy and private man. As a strong romantic connection develops between Franny and James, the question becomes if love can bloom even under the most adverse circumstances. The film also stars Oscar® winner Mary Steenburgen (THE HELP) and features original music composed by Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice, and live performances from Sharon Van Etten, The Felice Brothers, Dan Deacon, Paul Whitty, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Cass Dillon, and Elizabeth Ziman.