An eloquent series on legendary rock band U2 has reportedly been under production at Netflix, while JJ Abrams has been executive producing the show, sources familiar with the matter have unveiled late on Friday on condition of anonymity given the sensitivity of the issue.
Besides, a press agency report has quoted anonymous sources as saying that JJ Abrams, the 55-year-old American filmmaker best known for his works in action and sci-fi genres, has been linked to “U2” project under his Bad Robot branding, as Anthony McCarten is writing the screenplay of the show.
JJ Abrams has long been hailed for a raft of drama, action and sci-fi movies ranging from “Forever Young” to “Star Trek” to “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, while McCarten is best-known for his screenplay work in “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
Warner Bros Television, which has been mulling an extension of an ongoing contract with JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot, is expected to produce the movie. Nonetheless, it remains unclear on how U2’s original band members will be involved in the project.
JJ Abrams to executive produce series on U2 at Netflix
Aside from that, plot details of the show had yet to be unwrapped, though, contemplating McCarten’s involvement in screenplay, industry experts are assuming that the show would spiral around the history and development of the rock band that was formed back in the 1976s in Dublin, Ireland.
U2 band group, which initially focused on alternative rock or Indie, consist of Paul ‘Bono’ Hewson, Adam Clayton, David ‘The Edge’ Evans alongside Larry Mullen Jr. Although, U2 would be JJ Abrams’ first work on a biographical show, McCarten is a familiar name in the verse of biographical features.
He was nominated twice for Oscar on adaptive screenplay category for his works on Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything” alongside “The Two Popes”.
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