- 13 Jan 10
Belfast has been awash with U2 lookalikes this week as work begins to transform former HP scribe Neil McCormick’s I Was Bono’s Doppelganger memoir into a big screen blockbuster.
Renamed Killing Bono for the benefit of the American market, it’s being shot in the North to avail of their generous tax breaks for filmmakers.
Playing the youthful Bono is Martin McCann who also has a role in the upcoming sword ‘n’ sorcery epic Clash Of The Titans. Mark Griffin (The Edge) and David Tudor (Adam Clayton) both come from a TV and theatre backround while Sean Doyle (Larry Mullen) is a complete novice who was spotted at last year’s Hot Press Music Show in the RDS.
The cast also includes Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan, Krysten Ritter, Pete Postlethwaite, Peter Serafinowicz, Jason Byrne and Deirdre O’Kane.
Stay tuned to hotpress.com for regular updates.