I bet we’ve all, at one point or another, found ourselves telling a little white lie to impress a crush. But what happens when the crush actually shows an interest? Guess it’s time to do some quick thinking so you can back it up. This is the premise for John Carney’s (of Once and Begin Again fame) upcoming movie musical, Sing Street.
Set in 1980s Dublin, Sing Street revolves around a 14-year-old boy named Conor (played by first-time film actor Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who asks a model, Raphina (played by Lucy Boynton), to star in his band’s music video. The only problem is that Conor doesn’t actually have a video to film because he doesn’t actually have a band. When Raphina agrees to do it, he’s forced to quickly put together a band.
The film also focuses on Conor’s life, which seems to be falling apart. After transferring into another school because of financial troubles at home, he finds himself bullied and ridiculed by his new classmates—at one point, someone actually throws what appears to be a rat at his chest.
Judging by the trailer, Sing Street promises to deliver on all the right fronts: a hero’s journey, a boy-meets-girl love story, and an ’80s-inspired musical, all in one. The movie also features music by industry greats like A-ha, Duran Duran, Hall & Oates, The Cure, The Clash, Spandau Ballet, and The Jam.
Watch the trailer below: