The latest trailer for The Avengers, starring Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson, may have only just landed – but it seems that the pair have already made plans to appear together again on screen.
Ruffalo has reportedly signed on to play a record producer in the upcoming romantic drama, Can a Song Save Your Life? In the film he discovers an emerging songstress, played by Johansson, and helps her to kick-star her singing career, whilst the pair also begin to fall in love. Awww.
Alright yes, it might have the potential to be almost as bad as the 2007 record-writing rom-com, Music and Lyrics – the title alone might actually be worse. However, we’re willing to give Can a Song Save Your Life? the benefit of the doubt, since writer/director John Carney is currently to helm the production, having previously worked on the award-winning Irish musical film, Once.
That and the fact that we know Johansson can actually sing – she released an album back in 2007, and has since appeared on the soundtrack for He’s Just Not That Into You and Wretches And Jabberers. She can also be seen (not singing) in the Cameron Crowe’s upcoming comedy-drama We Bought a Zoo, which gets its UK première at the Glasgow Film Festival later this month.
Carney’s also best known for specialising in low-budget indie films flicks, something which it seems Ruffalo has become a fan of appearing in over recent years. He was heavily nominated for his role in 2010’s The Kid’s Are All Right, and was last seen in Kenneth Lonergan’s somewhat elusive film, Margaret.
Can a Song Save Your Life? isn’t due to reach cinemas until 2013. However, you can catch the pair of them on screen, together, in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, which is due to be released in the UK this April, and sees both Ruffalo and Johansson star as part of a team of superheroes.
We’ll keep you posted!