Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Cannes Review: Gaspar Noé's Hardcore And Softhearted 'Love' Cannes Review: Gaspar Noé's Hardcore And Softhearted 'Love' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro George Miller Says He Courted Heath Ledger To Lead 'Mad Max' In 2006, Reveals Title For 'Fury Road' Sequel George Miller Says He Courted Heath Ledger To Lead 'Mad Max' In 2006, Reveals Title For 'Fury Road' Sequel Watch: Michael Fassbender Takes The Stage In First Trailer For 'Steve Jobs' Watch: Michael Fassbender Takes The Stage In First Trailer For 'Steve Jobs' George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

U2's Larry Mullen Jr. Acting, Producing & Composing Remake Of Patrice Leconte's 'Man On The Train'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 25, 2011 at 9:56AM

Take that Bono! It looks like the drummer of U2 is finally gonna get some of the spotlight shone on him instead of one the Mr-Save-The-Planet-I-Invested-In-Blackberry-Started-My-Own-Clothing-Line-And-Charitable-Organization-Which-Gives-Seems-Not-To-Do-Anything-Charitable frontman for the popular rock group.
3


Take that Bono! It looks like the drummer of U2 is finally gonna get some of the spotlight shone on him instead of one the Mr-Save-The-Planet-I-Invested-In-Blackberry-Started-My-Own-Clothing-Line-And-Charitable-Organization-Which-Gives-Seems-Not-To-Do-Anything-Charitable frontman for the popular rock group.

THR reveals that Larry Mullen Jr. is acting in, producing and composing a remake of Patrice Leconte's comic thriller "Man On The Train." Co-starring Donald Sutherland, Graham Greene, Tony Nardi, Carlo Rota and Kate O'Toole, the film follows "a retired small town school-teacher (Sutherland) prepping for open-heart surgery who crosses paths with a stranger (Mullen Jr.) planning to rob the local bank" and was directed by Mary McGuckian ("The Bridge At San Luis Rey").

While this is Mullen's first time in front of camera, he has some experience writing music for film, having penned a slightly different version of the "Mission: Impossible" theme for the film with bandmate Adam Clayton. We're definitely intrigued, if only because it seems like a totally random movie project that dropped out of nowhere.

As for Leconte, it's not the first time one of his films has been eyed for a remake. A remake of his film "My Best Friend" is in development with Brian Grazer producing, who hired Wes Anderson to pen a script, which he did, entitled "The Rosenthaler Suite." And while Anderson won't be directing it, we reviewed his draft that he turned in at the end of the summer of 2009, and while it was more or less faithful to the original, it did open up the characters and plot into something that could conceivably fit Anderson's now trademark sensibilities and regular cast of players. But there's no word where that film now stands.

This article is related to: Films, Musicians, U2, Man On The Train, Larry Mullen Jr.


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates