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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.
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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.


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