It looks like they have found what they were looking for! John Carney, writer and director of the film Once, is joining forces with U2's Bono and The Edge to produce a semi-biographical movie called Sing Street. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be Carney's love letter to music and the musicians will be involved in the film’s music, as well as the movie itself. Shooting is set to start this summer in Ireland.
Set in Dublin in the ‘80s, Sing Street follows a teenager named Cosmo, who's struggling with problems both at home and school. To deal with the pain, he writes songs, forms a band and shoots music videos paid for with illicit means. Hoping to start a new life, he sets out to run away to London with his girlfriend. There, the duo will try to turn their dreams of success into a reality.
Carney, a former member of The Frames, achieved universal acclaim for his 2006 movie Once, which won the Oscar for Best Original Song for Glen Hansard and has since gone on to be a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. U2 are currently nominated for a Best Original Song Oscar for their tune "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The Grammy-winners are also working on a new album.