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Keira Knightley blows off steam by singing at open mics in Begin Again. (Weinstein Co.)

Keira Knightley stars opposite Mark Ruffalo in John Carney’s Begin Again, reports NBC’s Today.

The film, originally titled Can a Song Save Your Life?, was first seen at the Toronto Film Festival and is scheduled to end the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC during April.

We have to say, good decision on the title change.

In the trailer we find Ruffalo’s character drowning himself in a bar after just being fired. He’s dangerously close to hitting rock bottom but then Knightley’s voice breaks through his daze, lifting him out of this funk. He declares to her, “I was having a nervous breakdown and then I heard your song.”

Would you like some wine with that cheese?

Their chance meeting is a little treacled for our taste, but he follows up that sugar-laced line with, “You’re going to have to get these beers though,” which did give us a giggle. The lack of funds for his self-induced spiral downward balanced out their musical love fest. The two run around NYC recording their life saving album outside.

You can check out the trailer below, courtesy of Today:

James Corden pops up in the trailer as one of Knightley’s snarky mates. The Voice’s Adam Levine plays Knightley’s jerk boyfriend who dumps her early in the film, after she moved to NYC to be with him.

Begin Again will hit theaters on July 4, 2014.

Can one song save your life? 

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By Brigid Brown