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Knightley's film to close Tribeca

Keira Knightley's new film, Begin Again, will close the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

John Carney's musical comedy, formerly known as Can A Song Save Your Life?, will bring the New York-based festival to a close on April 26.

The British actress stars as a songwriter, who moves to New York with her long-time boyfriend (played by Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine) when he lands a deal with a major record label. Mark Ruffalo and Hailee Steinfeld also star.

The director said: "Begin Again is a true New York story about the magical opportunities that can be found under this great city's bright lights. That said, I can't think of a better place to have its US premiere than the Tribeca Film Festival."

Jane Rosenthal, who co-founded the festival with Robert De Niro and , added: "This beautiful music infused New York story encompasses the spirit of Tribeca where music, film and performance play such a key part of this year's program.

"To be able to work with our neighbour and dear friend Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company to bring this film to US audiences for the first time is a bonus for our entire community."

The Tribeca Film Festival, now in its 13th year, will take place from April 16 to 27, 2014.

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