EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Ben Barnes and director Nick Hamm talk 'Killing Bono'

Friday, 04 November 2011 09:01
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Opening in theaters on November 4th is the new Rock 'n' Roll comedy Killing Bono, based on Neil McCormick's 2003 memoir "Killing Bono: I was Bono's Doppelganger." The film is directed by Nick Hamm (Godsend) and stars an excellent cast of actors including Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian), Robert Sheehan (Season of the Witch), Krysten Ritter (She's Out of My League), Martin McCann (My Boy Jack), and the late Pete Postlethwaite (The Usual Suspects) in his final film performance.

IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with the film's director Nick Hamm, and star Ben Barnes, to discuss Killing Bono. The director and actor spoke freely about the new film, the true life story it is based on, the traps of celebrity, and U2's reaction to the film.

To watch our exclusive interview with director Nick Hamm, and actor Ben Barnes about Killing Bono, please click on the video player above. 

SYNOPSIS:

The film loosely recreates the story of young Irish rocker Neil McCormick (Barnes) and his younger brother, Ivan (Sheehan), who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their secondary school friends form U2 and become the biggest band in Ireland. 

Killing Bono rocks into theaters on November 4th. 


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