Monday, April 15, 2024

U2 Video “Song for Someone” Will Be Mini-Film Starring Woody Harrelson


EXCLUSIVE Woody Harrelson will star in a mini movie video U2 is making as they gear up for their big world tour. The group has chosen “Song for Someone” from their iTunes album “Songs of Innocence” which caused such a stir last year. Vincent Haycock will direct Woody as a character named Aaron Brown, presumably not the former CNN anchor. Aaron is being sent to prison in the video. There’s also an 18 year old going to jail named Jonathan. We will also see Aaron’s dad, described as a “shell of a man.” There will also be prison guards, and other prisoners. It’s sort of “Shawshank Redemption” with music! I don’t get it. I thought “Sleep Like a Baby Tonight” was the great song from that album. But hey, no one asked me. PS I hope they don’t keep using that artwork they used for the physical album. Please.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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