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John Carney apologizes for Keira Knightley slam

Director John Carney has changed his tune and issued a public apology for criticizing Keira Knightley’s acting in his 2014 musical drama Begin Again.

“I said a number of things about Keira which were petty, mean and hurtful,” Carney said in a statement posted to Twitter on Thursday. The statement was addressed, “From a director who feels like a complete idiot.”

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Begin Again director John Carney criticizes Keira Knightley's acting

Keira Knightley has been nominated for two Oscars, two BAFTAs, and two Screen Actors Guild awards for her performances in films like Pride & Prejudice and The Imitation Game, but according to Begin Again director John Carney, the 31-year-old star’s acting skills could still use a bit of work. 

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Hear new Adam Levine song 'Go Now' from Sing Street

John Carney and Adam Levine first conjured musical magic with “Lost Stars,” a track performed by the Maroon 5 frontman for the soundtrack to the director’s 2013 film Begin Again. Now, Levine has contributed another song, “Go Now,” to Carney’s upcoming movie, Sing Street, and a music video for the tune has premiered online.

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Jack Reynor sounds off opposite his on-screen brother in exclusive Sing Street clip

In the upcoming movie musical Sing Street, actor Jack Reynor (who starred in Transformers: Age of Extinction and is one of the names on the reported shortlist to play young Han Solo) plays Brendan, a troubled teen whose taste in ‘80s records inspires his younger brother (newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) to start a b

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Sing Street gets a St. Patrick's Day TV spot

The latest TV spot for the ’80s movie musical Sing Street is getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.

Presented by the Irish filmmaker John Carney (Once, Begin Again) and the Weinstein Co. — here given a green-tinged makeover as the O’Weinstein Co. — the 30-second video teases the coming-of-age story of Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), a Dublin teen who lands at a new school and tries to win over a girl by starting a band.

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See the rocking trailer for the ‘80s movie musical Sing Street

It’s hard to pinpoint the best thing about the new trailer for Sing Street: Is it the Irish accents, the denim jackets, or the jam-packed ‘80s rock soundtrack?

The musical is the latest from John Carney, the writer-director of Once and Begin Again. The coming-of-age film follows Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), a 14-year-old boy who transfers to a new school and tries to win over a girl by forming a band. 

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'Begin Again' featurette: Keira Knightley on singing a happier tune -- EXCLUSIVE

Begin Again

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Keira Knightley humbly insists she’s not a singer, but John Carney – the former bassist for the Frames who went on to direct the beloved musical romance Once – would never have cast a lead actress in Begin Again who couldn’t carry a tune.

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