Apple has secured the worldwide rights to Irish writer-director John Carney's new musical drama Flora and Son in a reported $20 million deal.

The film, which stars Eve Hewson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jack Reynor and newcomer Orén Kinlan - the son of Love/Hate actor Laurence Kinlan - received a standing ovation at its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah at the weekend.

(L-R) - Jack Reynor, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eve Hewson, Orén Kinlan and John Carney at the premiere of Flora and Son at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah last Sunday night

Entertainment trade publication the Hollywood Reporter says the "feel-good charmer, steeped in Irish humor and flavor" tells the story of a single mother (Hewson) who reconnects with her troubled son (Kinlan) through music.

In the Dublin-set film, Reynor plays the boy's father, with Gordon-Levitt playing the woman's online music teacher.

Jack Reynor, Eve Hewson and Orén Kinlan out and about at the Sundance Film Festival

Once director Carney's last film, 2016's Sing Street, also premiered at Sundance.

Dublin companies Treasure Entertainment and Distressed Films are among the producers on Flora and Son, which is supported by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland.

A release date for Flora and Son has yet to be announced.

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