As a punk schoolboy in Dublin in the 1970s, Neil McCormick wants to be famous, he wants to be a rock god. Neil and his brother Ivan have it all worked out--the albums, the stadium concerts, the quest for world peace. There's only one thing they hadn't counted on--the boy sitting on the other side of the classroom has plans of his own. And his name is Bono.
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Killing Bono was released November 4th, 2011.Read More
Krysten Ritter discusses her role in Killing Bono, working with director Nick Hamm, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, and much more.
If you ask me, it's difficult for anyone to NOT be a fan of actress Krysten Ritter. After appearing in What Happens in Vegas, 27 Dresses, Confessions of a Shopaholic, She's Out of My League, and a memorable arc on the AMC series Breaking Bad, Krysten Ritter has established herself as a go-to actress for any sort of unconventional role. Krysten Ritter appears in the fantastic comedy Killing Bono, which is based on music critic Neil McCormick's memoir, and hits theaters on November 4. Krysten Ritter plays Gloria, Neil McCormick's spunky new neighbor who becomes his love interest. I recently had the chance to speak with Krysten Ritter over the phone, and here's what she had to say.Read More
Director Nick Hamm discusses Killing Bono, crafting this true story adaptation, assembling the cast, future projects, and more.
Director Nick Hamm has had a very diverse career so far, exploring several different genres. He's done comedy (The Very Thought of You), drama (Talk of Angels), and horror (The Hole, Godsend). Now the director is tackling a true story tale which is equal parts comedy and drama with the fantastic Killing Bono, which is currently available through video on demand formats, and hits theaters November 4. Killing Bono shows us both sides of the cutthroat music industry. The story centers on Neil McCormick (Ben Barnes), a childhood friend of the enormously successful band U2, who goes to maniacal lengths to outdo the band, despite lacking the talent to do so. I recently had the chance to speak with Nick Hamm over the phone about Killing Bono, and here's what he had to say below.Read More
Actor Ben Barnes discusses the incredible true story of Killing Bono, getting both the Irish accent and the music down, future projects, and much more.
Most movies based on a true story already have a built-in audience, fans of the subject matter. The wonderful new indie release Killing Bono, which is currently available on video on demand formats and will hit theaters November 4, is unique because it will appeal to both fans and haters of the mega-group U2. Killing Bono is based on the memoir of Neil McCormick, a childhood friend of Bono, The Edge, and the rest of U2. For years, Neil McCormick tried to achieve the same success as U2, while constantly living in their shadow, and this hilarious and heartfelt tale brilliantly shows us both the highs and lows of the cutthroat music business. Ben Barnes, best known to fans of The Chronicles of Narnia as Prince Caspian, delivers a phenomenal performance as Neil McCormick in Killing Bono, and I recently had the chance to speak with the actor over the phone about this wonderful music-themed drama. Here's what he had to say below.Read More