EXCLUSIVE: Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5 and a judge on The Voice, has landed a lead role in Can A Song Save Your Life. That is the next film by director John Carney, who directed the film Once, which won an Oscar for Best Original Song and was turned into the Broadway musical that last Sunday won Best Musical among eight Tony Awards. Levine will join Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Hailee Steinfeld in the film. Anthony Bregman is producing with Exclusive Media, the latter of which is financing. Judd Apatow is executive producer.
Knightley plays a woman who moves with her boyfriend (Levine) to New York to pursue music careers. After he dumps her for a solo contract, she is discovered singing at a local bar by a down-on-his-luck record producer (Ruffalo).
Beside his musical work and his TV show, Levine is moving squarely into acting mode. He’s also booked for a multi-episode arc on American Horror Story. He’s repped by Career Artist Management and CAA.