Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Nick Hamm|
|Based on||Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppelgänger|
by Neil McCormick
|Edited by||Billy Sneddon|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The film stars Ben Barnes as Neil McCormick, Robert Sheehan as Ivan McCormick and Martin McCann as Irish singer Bono. It marked the final film role of Pete Postlethwaite, who died three months before its release.
The film loosely recreates the story of young Irish rocker McCormick and his younger brother, Ivan, who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their secondary school friends form U2 and become the biggest band in the world.
- Ben Barnes as Neil
- Robert Sheehan as Ivan
- Martin McCann as Bono
- Stanley Townsend as Danny
- Pete Postlethwaite as Karl
- Krysten Ritter as Gloria
- Peter Serafinowicz as Hammond
- Hugh O'Conor as Gary
- Aidan McArdle as Bill
- Luke Treadaway as Nick
- Justine Waddell as Danielle
- Ralph Brown as Leo
The film was shot in Northern Ireland, was funded by Northern Ireland Screen and was released by Paramount Pictures (the distributor of U2's film Rattle and Hum) in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 1 April 2011. Sony Music Entertainment released the film's soundtrack worldwide. The European premiere was held in the Savoy Cinema in Dublin.
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