The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best premiered in Toronto last night, and while there’s no distribution deal to report yet, writer/director and star Ryan O’Nan and Michael Weston have scored a contract that turns their fictional band into a real thing. The duo plays The Brooklyn Brothers in the film, and now O’Nan and Weston have signed a record contract to record under that band name for Rhino Entertainment. It’s an extension of a deal Rhino made to release the soundtrack of a film that also stars Arielle Kebbel, Melissa Leo, Andrew McCarthy, Christopher McDonald, Jason Ritter, and Wilmer Valderrama.

O’Nan, who wrote most of the movie’s songs, plays a musician who is on the verge of quitting after a painful breakup with his girlfriend. Then he meets a self-appointed music revolutionary (Weston). After an initial violent clash, the guys form a band, work out their sound in a cross-country road trip and enter a battle of the bands contest in L.A. One plays acoustic guitar, while the music revolutionary wields an arsenal of child instruments. Here’s a sample of their sound:

Paula
3 years
Looking forward to seeing this Friday night! Is it age appropriate for my 12 year old daughter?...
viewer
3 years
Saw the film too and LOVED it. The music is excellent (beta band meets the shins). Hope...
FilmFan
3 years
Saw the film last night and the music is great. It's a cool film and the soundtrack...