Killing Bono, based on the Neil McCormick book I was Bono’s Doppleganger, will be filmed in and around the city centre over the next six weeks.
Set designers moved into Lower Donegall Street and Waring Street yesterday to recreate the look of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Donegall Street will be closed on Sunday while on Monday it will only be open to residents.
Filming is expected to take place over two days, from 9am to 9pm, completing in this part of town on Monday night. Killing Bono tells the story of two Irish brothers who fail to make it as musicians while their classmates go on to become U2.It stars Ben Barnes, who played Prince Caspian in The Chronicles Of Narnia, Robert Sheehan, Pete Postlethwaite, Charlie Cox and Belfast’s Marty McCann.
Robert Sheehan is a young irish actor who is slowly but surley rising through the ranks at hollywood. He is currently 22 and his acting credits include the TV series “MisFits” and the upcoming film “Season of the Witch”
Why he would work: In MisFits Sheehan plays a witty, sharp-tounged, quick talker, loud-mouthed character which is relevant to Spidey’s cheeky nature. There is no doubt in my mind he could pull of the wise-cracking do gooder of Spider-Man’s personality. He also has the advantage of being an unknown.
Why he wouldn’t work: Since he is an irish actor he may have a tough time keeping up an amaerican accent. And despite looking around 17 and having a light-build, just like Peter, his look is a little different from the standard image of Peter Parker.