While Robert Sheehan's character in this film didn't get the chance to be part of U2, his character in the TV show Misfits (2009) managed to impersonate Bono, insulting him while doing so.
Final performance for Pete Postlethwaite.
When the project was still titled "I was Bono's Doppelganer" and it was scheduled to start filming in August 2009, it had attached to star Romola Garai, Charlie Cox and Bill Nighy.
Final film of Pete Postlethwaite. It was originally planned that Postlethwaite would have a larger role, but when director Nick Hamm saw how ill he was, he wrote him "a new role that allowed them to film around (his) physical needs and abilities... a very funny, ridiculous part". Three months later Postlethwaite came in to do voice work on the film. Hamm later commented: "It was very apparent when I saw him at that moment that there was no way that this guy was ever going to go on screen or stage again."
In the real story, it was not Neil, Ivan's brother who told Bono that his brother would not join the band The Hype (later known as U2). Adam Clayton, U2's bass player, called Ivan and told him that he was too young for a gig they would play in a pub so he was out of the band. Curious enough, Ivan is only one year younger than Larry Mullen Jr, the drummer of U2.
The real brothers Ivan and Neil McCormick made a cameo in this movie. They are the folks watching one of the first gigs in an empty bar.
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