Larry Mullen, Jr. continues to flirt with his side project: acting. After starring with Donald Sutherland in Mark McGuckian’s remake of the crime drama “Man on the Train” last year, the U2 drummer has now taken a role in Norwegian director Erik Poppe’s “A Thousand Times Good Night” starring Juliette Binoche, according to Jorn Rossing Jensen of Screen Daily.
Shooting in Dublin, “Good Night” is based on Poppe’s experiences as a war photographer in the 1980s and follows a woman divided between her passion for her dangerous work and her love for her family. Maria Doyle Kennedy and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau co-star in the project, which also is scheduled to shoot in Morocco, Kenya and Afghanistan.
Poppe wrote the screenplay for the $7-million film with Harald Rosenløw Eeg. Finn Gjerdrum’s Paradox is producing.
Tribeca Film released “Man on the Train” on VOD in October, and though it did not receive much critical attention, Sam Adams of Time Out Chicago said of Mullen, “The novice actor’s nameless character is the taciturn type and not given to outward displays of emotion, which dovetails nicely with Mullen’s inexperience and constricted range.”