Paramount Pictures buys 'Killing Bono'


Paramount Pictures International has bought the Irish and UK distribution rights to the Irish comedy made in Belfast, "Killing Bono."

The movie, currently being finished up in London, is about two brothers (Ben Barnes and Robert Sheehan) Ivan and Neil McCormick.

The two form a band in Dublin in the late 70's but are disgusted that they are constantly being compared to their classmates, U2.

Neil McCormick wrote the autobiographical book with the more lengthy title, "Killing Bono: I was Bono's Doppelganger."

The movie has been adapted by the same people who wrote "The Commitments," Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

The movie is expected to be released in Ireland and the U.K. this fall.

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