CANNES — Nick Hamm’s “I Was Bono’s Doppelganger,” penned by British comedy writing duo Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais has attracted rock ‘n’ roll attitude from Charlie Cox, Robert Sheehan, Romola Garai, Bill Nighy and Pete Postlethwaite.
The quintet of talent will appear in the Irish music based comedy adapted by Clement and La Frenais from Neil McCormick’s autobiography which tells of his and his brother’s disastrous attempts to become rock stars. Failing spectacularly they can only watch while old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.
McCormick will be played by Cox with Irish upcomer Robert Sheehan, who is soon to be seen in Dominic Sena’s “Season of the Witch” with Nicolas Cage playing McCormick’s younger brother Ivan. The project has been developed through Hamm’s Greenroom Entertainment and will be produced by sales and financier Salt’s Piers Tempest, Mark Huffam of Generator Entertainment, former U2 agent turned producer Ian Flooks of Wasted Talent, and James Flynn of Octagon.
Financiers include Matador Pictures and Cutting Edge Group and shooting is scheduled for August in Belfast, Dublin and London.
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