Songwriters Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois talk about creating ‘Lost Stars,’ a key song in “Begin Again,” the latest music-minded film from writer/director John Carney (Once). The film stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, along with a fine collection of veteran co-stars.

The film was produced by Judd Apatow, Tobin Armbrust and Anthony Bregman. The Weinstein Company handled distribution for the film, which has grossed $63.4 million worldwide since its June debut in limited release. It first appeared at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

The pair were talking at Deadline’s recent Oscar showcase, The Contenders.

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