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Casting Watch: Cee Lo Green Joins Knightley, Ruffalo, Levine, Steinfeld & Keener in 'Can a Song Save Your Life?'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 2, 2012 at 1:45PM

Singer-songwriter Cee Lo Green has joined the cast of "Can a Song Save Your Life?," John Carney's ("Once") rags-to-riches musician tale starrring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Catherine Keener and Green's "The Voice" fellow judge Adam Levine.
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Cee Lo Green

Singer-songwriter Cee Lo Green has joined the cast of "Can a Song Save Your Life?," John Carney's ("Once") rags-to-riches musician tale starrring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Catherine Keener and Green's "The Voice" fellow judge Adam Levine.

Exclusive Media, Likely Story's Anthony Bregman and Judd Apatow are producing. The film, which is currently shooting, follows Gretta (Knightley), a popstar hopeful who relocates to the big city with her boyfriend (Levine). After she's dumped by the cad for the lure of fame and fortune, Gretta is discovered singing during an open mic night by a down-on-his-luck record producer (Ruffalo). The two realize they may be each other's last chance at achieving their dreams.

Green will play a successful hiphop star named Troublegum.

This article is related to: CASTING WATCH, Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.