(Reuters) - Cee Lo Green will share the big screen with Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Stanfied and Catherine Keener in the upcoming John Carney film "Can a Song Save Your Life?"
The film's cast also includes Green's fellow "The Voice" coach, Adam Levine.
Production stars Monday in New York on the Exclusive Media project.
Green will play Troublegum, a "very successful hip hop star," Exclusive Media said.
"Can a Song Save Your Life?" stars Knightley and Levine as a couple that moves to New York to pursue their passion for music. After Levine's character dumps Knightley's character, she encounters a down-on-his-luck record producer (Ruffalo) who assembles a ragtag music team to appear on a record with her, including Green's character Troublegum.
Carney wrote and will the direct the film.
Anthony Bregman ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") will produce, with Judd Apatow attached as executive producer.