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Netflix and J.J. Abrams working on U2 biopic


Date Posted: 21 March 2022

Bono in his trademark dark glasses, with his bandmates
Bono in his trademark dark glasses, with his bandmates

21 Mar – Netflix is set to collaborate with J.J. Abrams and his production company, Bad Robot to develop a series about legendary rock band, U2.

The show, currently untitled, is revealed to be in the early stages of development, and is written by Oscar-nominated writer, Anthony McCarten, the same man who wrote the Freddie Mercury biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody".


Details of the project are being kept under wraps for the time being, though it was reported that the band is expected to be involved in the project.

J.J. Abrams to work on the biopic with Netflix
J.J. Abrams to work on the biopic with Netflix

It is noted that several music-themed biopics are currently undergoing following the success of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and the 2019 Elton John-related film, "Rocketman".

Aside from the upcoming Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic, among other music icons who will have their own films include Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, and Madonna - the latter who will be thoroughly involved in the project.

Formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland, U2 - led by frontman Bono, lead guitarist the Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. - released 14 studio albums throughout the years, won 22 Grammys and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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U2 was formed in 1976

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