PORTLAOISE actor Robert Sheehan is back on the big screen again in the new Irish movie Killing Bono which, appropriately, opens this Friday April 1. Killing Bono is a comedy film directed by Nick Hamm, based on Neil McCormick’s memoir Killing Bono: I Was Bono’s Doppelgänger. The storyline features Neil and Ivan McCormick, two Irish brothers (Sheehan and Ben Barnes) who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their secondary school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world. The film co-stars Martin McCann as Bono. It also features the late Pete Postlethwaite in his final film role.
The movie, which was shot in Northern Ireland, was funded by Northern Ireland Screen and will be released by Paramount Pictures (the distributor of U2’s previous film Rattle and Hum).