Thursday, 7 October 2010

Killing Bono

Here's something I never knew until today: Ben Barnes is going to play a rockstar in one of his new films. Woah.
I completely adore Ben Barnes. He is beautiful on a level that makes my eyes hurt. And he plays Dorian Gray, one of my favourite characters of all time. I actually have a ten-foot tall cinema poster of him as Dorian over my bed...or should I not have admitted that? It's impressive, to say the least. And now he is going to play a rockstar. With an Irish accent. It's the stuff of my dreams.
But it's not just Ben. It's also Robert Sheehan, otherwise known as Nathan off of Misfits. Otherwise known (to me and Hayley) as the Babe off of Misfits. Ben Barnes AND Robert Sheehan? Together, in one film? This poses the question of whether or not I am actually going to be able to sit in the cinema and watch this without squealing (answer: a definitive NO).
The film, Killing Bono, is about Neil and Ivan McCormick, two brothers who went to school with Bono and started up their own band at the same time as U2, but who obviously did not become global douche-bag superstars like Bono did. It's based on Neil's book Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppelgänger, and it looks exactly like my new favourite film.

Anyway, who doesn't want to go and see a film that refers to killing Bono in the title?


  1. hmm, i am so gonna need to watch this film!


  2. Oh yes, this looks like a fantastic movie!

    Dorian Gray, you say? I loved that one as well!


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