When it comes to bringing music-related film or theater productions to fruition, U2 frontman Bono has no problem ponying up his own cash. Not only has he saved the once-doomed Spider-Man musical from financial disaster, but now he’s backing a new feature film about an Irish showband singer.
Written by Barry Devlin of 1970s Irish rock band Horslips, The Virgin of Las Vegas stars Liam Neeson as an alcoholic, washed-up showband singer who travels to Las Vegas for a fresh start, Belfast Telegraph reports.
I’m not sure how big of a check Bono cashed to save his and the Edge’s Spider-Man project, but this Vegas film is said to cost at least $14 million. Good thing he’s been letting Coldplay borrow the private jet ‘cause Bono needs that fuel money for getting other things off the ground these days.