According to Deadline, Levine will star alongside Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Hailee Steinfeld. The film reportedly revolves around an aspiring singer (Knightley) who moves to New York with her boyfriend and fellow aspiring musician (Levine) so they can both pursue their music careers. Levine's character breaks up with Knightley soon after their arrival to pursue a solo recording contract, leaving Knightley on her own to be discovered by a "down-on-his-luck" record producer (Ruffalo) while singing at a local bar.
The film will be directed by John Carney ("Once") and executive-produced by Judd Apatow.
The role will be Levine's first in film, in addition to having already picked up a recurring role on FX's soapy and creepy noir "American Horror Story." Levine will play one-half of a couple known as "the Lovers," but that's about all we know.
"It is the truth," Levine confirmed to E! News recently about the "Horror" gig. "I mean, it's pretty much happening. I think it's happening. I don't know how much I can divulge, because [series co-creator] Ryan [Murphy] is very under wraps. It's going to be fun. And I told [Murphy] I really didn't know what I was doing, but he didn't seem to really care," Levine continued. "So I'm just going to go and try to [do] acting. I think I'm going to be kind of playing myself, so hopefully it will be easy."
No word yet on a production start date for "Can a Song Save Your Life?" or the second season of "Horror Story." Levine is currently on tour with Maroon 5 and will return to his judging duties on "The Voice" this fall.
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