Monday, April 22, 2024

Carly Simon’s Hit Song “Coming Around Again” Inspires Martha’s Vineyard-Based Rom Com “With a Very Carly Simon Vibe”


Remember when there was a movie called “The Kids Are Alright”? Great film but we wondered if they were using the Who song as its theme. They weren’t.

Today reported on a new project that caught my eye called “Coming Around Again.” That was a hit song from 1986 from the movie “Heartburn” written and sung by Carly Simon. It’s pretty famous. Also Carly Simon is closely associated with Martha’s Vineyard, where she’s lived for most of her life, sung about it, recorded concerts there, and so on.

So this description is a little dicey: Deadline says that “Coming Around Again” “focuses on a middle aged divorcee who rekindles a relationship with an old flame while vacationing on Martha‚Äôs Vineyard.”

Veteran producer Carla Hacken is producing from a script by Lawrence Michael Levine, all coming from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse.

I emailed Hacken if she’d contacted Simon yet. She said she hasn’t but plans on using the song in the movie (if she can secure the rights, of course). In an email she wrote: Sophia and Larry definitely named it after that song! and of course when we go make the movie we will want to get the song. the whole setting is very, very carly simon vibe!”

Here’s Carly performing “Coming Around Again” on Martha’s Vineyard:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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