Jack Reynor Reteaming With John Carney On ‘Power Ballad’

Following collaborations with music-driven auteur John Carney on last year’s Flora and Son and a pair of other high-profile projects, Jack Reynor has closed a deal to reteam with the Irish filmmaker on his latest effort, the musical comedy Power Ballad, starring Paul Rudd and Nick Jonas.

Details as to his role are under wraps, as are specifics of the plot, though the film is billed as an uplifting, music-driven story about a wedding singer, a rock star, and the song that comes between them. Deadline was first to tell you about the project.

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Currently in production in Dublin, Power Ballad hails from 30West and Likely Story. Written by Carney and Peter McDonald, the film will be produced by Anthony Bregman and Peter Cron for Likely Story, Robert Walpole and Rebecca O’Flanagan for Treasure Entertainment, and Carney, all of whom produced Carney’s Flora and Son for Apple TV+. 30West has fully financed the project and is handling domestic sales along with WME Independent and UTA Independent Film Group. WME Independent is also handling international, having introduced the project to buyers in Cannes.

Starring opposite Eve Hewson in Carney’s Flora and Son, which world premiered to critical acclaim at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, Reynor has also previously collaborated with the renowned filmmaker on his Sundance pic Sing Street and Prime Video series Modern Love. Also well known for leading roles in Ari Aster’s Midsommar, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Prime Video’s The Peripheral, he’ll next be seen starring in Netflix’s murder mystery series The Perfect Couple, based on the bestseller from Elin Hilderbrand, as well as Season 2 of Amazon’s Citadel.

Reynor is represented by WME, Range Media Partners, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

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