Ben Barnes (Dorian Gray, The Chronicles of Narnia:Prince Caspian) and Robert Sheehan (Season of the Witch, Cherrybomb and upcoming E4 series Misfits), are set to star together in I Was Bono’s Doppelgänger (now renamed Killing Bono), Nick Hamm’s Irish comedy based on Neil McCormick’s autobiography. Ben and Robert will play the hapless brothers Neil and Ivan McCormick. Together, they set up a a band in Dublin in the late 70s. Sadly for them, so do their classmates and rivals, who go on to become U2.
The film starts shooting January 11 on location in Northern Ireland with additional photography in Dublin and London.The script is written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (The Commitments).