From Sir To Doctor In Space Of A Week - Welcome To World Of Bono

From Sir To Doctor In Space Of A Week - Welcome To World Of Bono

U2 front man Bono is to star in a bizarre sounding new rock'n'roll movie, "Across The Universe."

The Commitments' writing duo Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais have scripted the film, and the script's plot sounds, ahem, a bit bonkers.

"Across The Universe" is directed by Julie Taymor, whose previous credits include Frida and the Broadway version of Disney's The Lion King, and is an intense love story set in the 1960s.

Following two lovers, Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) and their musicain friends from Liverpool to Vietnam via a riot-torn Detroit and a psychedelic Greenwich Village - "Across The Universe" intends to explore emerging anti-war and counterculture movements.

Bono is taking on the role of Dr. Robert and comedian Eddie Izzard plays the part of Mr. Kite - both charcaters act as the star-crossed lovers guides on their travels.

The film is due for simultaneous release in the UK and US on September 28.

Watch the trailer by clicking here


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