Watch: First Official Trailer for the Rock & Roll Comedy 'Killing Bono'

September 12, 2011

Killing Bono

There are plenty of musical acts that one finds themselves having an intense desire to destroy. However, one man actually had a pretty good reason to want another musician dead and that's Neil McCormick. The film Killing Bono chronicles McCormick's story from his book of the same name which recounts his time spent in school with the members of super-group U2 including frontman Bono as he rose to rock colossus and world dignitary. Now we have the first trailer for the film starring Ben Barnes which focuses on McCormick's feverish 10-year quest to emulate Bono's success in a series of different bands. See it below!

Watch the first official trailer for Nick Hamm's Killing Bono here:

Killing Bono is a rock' n' roll comedy about two Irish brothers struggling to forge their path through the 1980's music scene, whilst the meteoric rise to fame of their old school pals U2 only serves to cast them deeper into the shadows. Nick Hamm is directing from a Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais written script. Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) is leading the cast along with Krysten Ritter ("Breaking Bad"), Robert Sheehan (Season of the Witch), Martin McCann (Hollow), Jason Byrne and the final on-screen appearance of the late Pete Postlethwaite. The film hits theaters on November 4th.

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Barnes looks pretty good in this. Seeing Postlethwaite makes this a must see.

Xerxexx on Sep 13, 2011


this looks like a fun watch!

Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011


True, Postlethwaite is the man! Will definitely see this.

grimjob on Sep 13, 2011


I'm much more interested in seeing Robert Sheehan after watching Misfits. He was great as a character funny by habit but forced into some serious circumstances. 

Preston Goff on Sep 13, 2011


I'm much more interested in seeing Robert Sheehan after watching Misfits. He was great as a character funny by habit but forced into some serious circumstances. 

Preston Goff on Sep 13, 2011


This reminds me:  Still waiting for season 3 of 'Misfits' to come out...

LW on Sep 13, 2011


 Sorry to break it to you, but Robert Sheehan wont be in it.

Rhythmdave on Sep 14, 2011


1) This trailer is not new. It was online 9 months ago. 2) U2 definitely is not a supergroup. 3) Charlie Cox is not in this movie. Sorry, Ethan. Usually you're more on it, but not this time.

correction on Sep 13, 2011


The trailer was a new release from the distributor, even though its been out for a long time. We never posted it originally, so we thought it was worth posting on FS for OUR first time. We've also made a correction regarding Charlie Cox - not sure how that got in there, but it's fixed. Thanks!

Alex Billington on Sep 13, 2011


The voiceover was pretty chang, but it looks pretty funny. I hate U2 though. Maybe more so Bono when he clicks his fingers and makes Aids orphans die.

Crapola on Sep 13, 2011


id rather kill my self

Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011


Sheehan was great in the Red Riding Trilogy.

TTB22 on Sep 13, 2011


Are you serious?  I seen this movie 2 months ago!

Huh? on Sep 13, 2011


First official US trailer. 

Lauren Intong on Sep 13, 2011


First off... kudos to Ben Barnes for casting off Caspian. (Ha!)  Second... I recently discovered Robert Sheehan in the british sci fi show "The Misfits" and I think he is effin' hysterical.... and a possible heir for the mantle of the 12th Doctor Who meethinks.   And Third.  Pete Postlethwaite. Nuff said. I'm givin it a shot.

Njoilyfe on Sep 14, 2011


Very good movie, the two performances are fantastic. I can buy any film of Ben Barnes (except Narnia),   all are good. Is too bad there are few...

CT on Sep 18, 2011

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