Once writer/director John Carney is working on a new music-themed movie called Can a Song Save Your Life? and has set Scarlett Johansson to star.

Set in New York, the film tells the story of a washed-up A&R man who forms a passionate bond with a young singer-songwriter (Scarlett Johansson) from out of town. Jim Carrey and Mark Ruffalo are two names being thrown around.

Scarlett Johansson, who collaborated with Pete Yorn on record, will sing a number of songs in the film.

Shooting will begin in New York next year.