11:37 01 April 2011
In cinemas: 1 April 2011
Starring: Ben Barnes, Krysten Ritter, Robert Sheehan
Killing Bono is a rock n roll comedy about two Irish brothers struggling to forge their path through the 1980s music scene whilst the meteoric rise to fame of their old school pals U2 only serves to cast them deeper into the shadows.
Neil McCormick always knew hed be famous. A young Irish songwriter and budding genius, nothing less than a life of rock n roll stardom will do. But theres only room for one singer in school band The Hype and his friend Pauls already bagged the job. So Neil forms his own band with his brother Ivan, determined to leave The Hype in his wake. Theres only one problem: The Hype have changed their name. To U2. And Paul has turned into Bono.
Naturally theres only one option for Neil: become bigger than U2. The brothers head to London in their quest for fame, but they are blighted by the injustices of the music industry, and their every action is dwarfed by the soaring success of their old school rivals. Then, just as they land some success of their own, Ivan discovers the shocking truth behind Neils rivalry with U2, and it threatens to destroy everything.
As his rock n roll dream crashes and burns, Neil feels like his failure is directly linked to Bonos success. Is he the yin to Bonos yang? Is he forever destined to live in the shadows of superstardom? And what if the answer lies in killing Bono?
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