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Thursday
Jul252013

Adam Levine's Big-Screen Acting Debut to Premiere at Toronto Film Fest

Mark Seliger/NBCAdam Levine makes his big-screen debut in an upcoming movie called Can a Song Save Your Life?, and now comes word that it'll have a high-profile premiere at one of the world's top film festivals.

We'll be able to see if Adam can hold his own against a bunch of Oscar nominees when the movie premieres at the Toronto Film Festival, which gets underway September 5.  The actual night it will screen hasn't been announced yet. 

The movie follows a couple, played by Keira Knightley and Adam, who move to New York to make it in the music biz.  Unfortunately, Knightley's character, Gretta, is left heartbroken when Adam's character dumps her to sign a big contract as a solo artist.  Thankfully for Maroon 5, Adam has no plans to do this in real life.

Soon, Gretta is discovered by a washed-up record producer, played by Mark Ruffalo, and they end up making beautiful music together, both on stage and off.  The cast also includes Catherine Keener and Hailee Steinfeld; they, as well as Ruffalo and Knightley, have all been nominated for Academy Awards in the past.  Comedy king Judd Apatow is an executive producer.

Adam isn't the only famous musician in the film, either: his fellow Voice coach Cee Lo Green also has a part in the flick.

It's not clear if Adam will travel to Toronto for the premiere, since he and Maroon 5 will be on tour with Kelly Clarkson during that time.  It's also not clear just how much singing he does in the movie.

Adam's previous acting stints have been in Saturday Night Live skits and digital shorts, and in the Emmy-nominated series American Horror Story: Asylum.  He recently said of his acting experience, "I don't know what I'm doing.  It's fun though...I'm trying to explore and see if I love it and I kind of really already love it."

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