Of course, KILLING BONO doesn't pretend that they could have broken through in the same way, but it's a fun story regardless. Ben Barnes, who's best known as Caspian for the NARNIA film, is quite good as the conceited, fast-talking McCormick- who constantly bamboozles his young brother Ivan. Robert Sheehan is also quite good as the younger brother- as is Pete Postlewaite in his final (smallish) role as the boys amorous landlord. BREAKING BAD's Krysten Ritter is on-board as Neil's love-interest, although in true rock n'roll fashion, you can guess their love story probably isn't bound to work out too well.
Bono seems to have given his blessing to KILLING BONO, so he's portrayed in a pretty sympathetic light, so don't go in expecting much dirt on U2. But then again- this isn't their story, and what happens to the McCormick brothers is entertaining enough that you won't really care.