U2 in Bray

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The boys spotted this week filming in Bray, CO Wicklow yesterday with fans praying that the band would be shooting a new album cover. The band has been held up at teh Bray Head Hotel before filming a segment. "Desire" could be heard along the seafront.

The boys performed an impromptu set for select passerby who just happened to be at the right place at the right time.  Locals may be included in the video. 

As we reported earlier in the week the back released their first song in three years. The track appears in the trailer for the upcoming biopic movie on the life of Nelson Madela called ‘Mandela: Long walk to freedom’. However the track may not appear on the band’s new album, as it was specifically written for the Mandela movie.

Larry Mullen Jr & Juliette Binoche

Larry Mullen Jr and Irish actress Maria Doyle Kennedy (Downtown Abbey) have joined the cast of Erik Poppe’s ‘A Thousand Times Good Night’, which began shooting in Dublin last week.

They join a previously announced cast that includes French actress Juliette Binoche and Danish ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Young Irish actress Lauryn Canny has also been cast as Binoche’s daughter Steph.

The role is the second acting job for U2 drummer Mullen, whose first film role was in Irish director Mary McGuckian’s ‘Man on the Train’ with Donald Sutherland in 2011.

‘A Thousand Times Good Night’ is inspired by Poppe’s own experiences as a war photographer. It tells the story of a photographer, Rebekka, who is torn between the job and the family she loves.

Binoche and Coster-Waldau play the photographer and her husband, while Mullen Jr and Kennedy play their best friends in the drama, which will move to Morrocco following a five-week shoot in Dublin.

‘A Thousand Times Goodnight’ has been written by Harald Rosenløw Eeg and is a co-production between Ireland’s Newgrange Pictures, Paradox in Norway and Zentropa International Sweden.

Jackie Larkin and Lesley McKimm will produce for Newgrange alongside Norwegian-based Finn Gjerdrum and Stein Kave for Paradox.

The feature’s budget is reportedly around €5m with the project having been offered €300,000 from the Irish Film Board in the last round of funding. The Norwegian Film Institute is also supporting the feature.

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” trailer was just released. On a U2 song, we are introduced to the life of a family who lost a member in the 9/11 tragedy. Tom Hanks, Thomas Horn and Sandra Bullock walk us around the Central park and the World Trade Center Towers, offering a glimpse of the action.

“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is a drama movie which tells the story of a boy who is only nine years old, but who is already an inventor, a jewelry designer and a tambourine player and is confronted with a tragedy. His father died in the 9/11 attacks. Now, he found a key he does not know anything about but the fact that it matches a mysterious lock somewhere. He goes in search of the lock in the hope that he will find out what it hides and that maybe it has something to do with his father. A significant detail is that, in fact, it was his father who gave him the key, prior to the day of his death.

The movie is adapted from the book with the same title, written by Eric Roth and Jonathan Safran Foer. In the book, the boy, Oskar Schell discovers the key in a vase in his home. The action starts two years after his father’s death in September11, 2001.

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