Netflix is reportedly joining forces with J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions banner to create a scripted series about Bono-fronted legendary rock band U2. The Hollywood Reporter recently reported that the series is currently in the initial stages of development. As per the reports it will be penned by Anthony McCarten.
It has been noted that the Oscar-nominated writer will mark his return to the world of music biopics with the U2 series following 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody, which revolved around the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek).
Who could play the lead role of Bono?
Bono is the band frontman and comprises of lead guitarist the Edge, bassist Adam Clayton, and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. Speculations have begun about the possible actor to bag the role of the band frontman.
Many fans speculate that Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, and Kit Harrington would be the good candidates to play Bono in the U2 series and they are all British and Irish actors.
The band was formed in 1976 out of Dublin, Ireland, and has released 14 studio albums. The band is quite popular among the fans and have sold more than 170 million records worldwide, taking home a record 22 Grammys.
The group was also inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. With albums including The Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum, Achtung Baby and, more recently, Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, the group ranked 22nd on Rolling Stone’s 2010 list of the greatest artists of all time.