8 September 2013 6:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Toronto -- The Weinstein Company is closing in on a deal to acquire U.S. distribution rights to John Carney's Can a Song Save Your Life?.

The film, which stars Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, debuted Saturday evening at the Toronto Film Festival to strong response from potential buyers, sparking a frenzied rush of distributors looking to add Can a Song to their slates. After several bidders fell out, the Weinsteins entered into exclusive negotiations with UTA and CAA on the title (Wme and Exclusive Media also are handling international territories). Though there has been some speculation

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