Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.
Killing Bono is a 2011 British-Irish comedy film directed by Nick Hamm, based on Neil McCormick’s 2003 memoir Killing Bono: I Was Bono’s Doppelgänger.
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. The film stars Ben Barnes as Neil McCormick, Robert Sheehan as Ivan McCormick, and Martin McCann as Irish singer Bono. It also features Pete Postlethwaite in his final film role.
The movie, which 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 on 1 April 2011. Sony Music Entertainment released the movie’s soundtrack worldwide. The European premiere was held in the Savoy Cinema in Dublin