U2’s Bono Executive Producing and Penning Song for Film Featuring Willie Nelson

2015-02-21

Story by Anne Erickson

U2 singer Bono is writing and executive producing a new film that involves Willie Nelson

U2 frontman Bono is still recovering from his bicycle accident that happened late last year, but a good sign for his recovery is that he’s already lending his talents to an independent film called “Waiting for the Miracle to Come.”

Bono will executive produce the film and write an original song for it, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but won’t have a role in the film. Bono’s song will be performed by the one and only Willie Nelson, who is cast in the movie.

The storyline behind “Waiting for the Miracle to Come” revolves around an aspiring trapeze artist who follows a letter’s instructions to a California goldmine, where she finds retired vaudeville stars. The film is being directed by Lian Lunson, wwho also directed the documentary “Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man,” which involved Bono.

Nelson is extra involved in the film, as the film will be shot at Nelson’s private Texas ranch. Filming is expected to start in March.

U2 are known for their contributions to movie film soundtracks. They scored an Oscar nomination in 2014 for “Ordinary Love,” their song that appeared in the biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

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