MUSIC NEWS- While we wait for the new U2 album, Bono and The Edge have taken on a new project. After taking on Broadway and their work on the now closed SPIDERMAN show, the pair have moved on to movies and will write music for a new film by Once director, John Carney.
In a recent Rolling Stone interview, the director said, the guys "already have been extremely helpful in discussing the musical aspect of the film and what the sound is going to be like."
According to Carney, the film, titled Sing Street, will be set in the Eighties. "Obviously U2 were extremely prolific then, so they'll bring that, and they've just been great sounding boards," he explained. "Bono has been very helpful with character and story as I've sort of pitched the project to him over the last few months."
The film is not based on Bono's own experiences as a musician, Carney explained, but will show how good of a storyteller the frontman is. "I think that an album is a story, and most people that write albums have some sense of a three act structure," Carney said. "So he's been very helpful with how much music he's done, but also I think he watches movies closely. He's been helpful with beginning with a strong opening scene and character development. He's just generally a guy that knows his movies."
Carney, whose new film, Begin Again, stars Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, arrives in theaters on June 27 and noted that Bono and The Edge will not be in the movie, but will most likely write two or three songs for the film.