Hailee Steinfeld Asks: 'Can a Song Save Your Life?'

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Everyone knows that Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld has true grit. But does she have rhythm?

Well, we're about to find out, because according to The Hollywood Reporter, the up-and-coming star is in negotiations to join the cast of the new musical drama "Can a Song Save Your Life?"

Looks like Steinfeld isn't going to be a one note performer after all.

Not that there was really much chance of that happening. After all, when you give the kind of debut performance that Steinfeld delivered in 2010's "True Grit," the sky is usually the limit.

And Steinfeld has been making hay while the sun shines; in addition to landing a role in the hotly anticipated sci-fi epic "Ender's Game," she's currently filming an adaptation of "Romeo & Juliet" co-starring the likes of Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti.

And now she's apparently going to be rubbing shoulders with even more Hollywood elite, as "Can a Song Save Your Life?" is set to star Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo and Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson in a tale about a down on her luck singer (that's Johansson) who meets a down on his luck producer (that's Ruffalo) in one last bid to find redemption for both. Steinfeld will play Ruffalo's daughter in a story by filmmaker John Carney, who wowed with his previous musical effort, "Once."

Sounds like a collaboration worth singing about.