Andy Serkis wants Bono role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 January 2010
Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis wants Bono role

Andy Serkis wants to follow up his portrayal of Blockheads frontman Ian Dury by playing U2 singer Bono

Andy Serkis wants to play Bono in a film of the U2 rocker's life.

The acclaimed actor - who can bee seen playing late British musician Ian Dury in new film 'Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll' - would be keen on portraying the Irish rocker on the big screen in a biopic, but only if the right script came along.

He said: "I could do Bono. Someone will have to write the screenplay."

Serkis, 45, would also be interested in playing Pogues singer Shane MacGowan - famous for his alcoholism, dental problems and classic Christmas single 'Fairytale of New York'.

He added: "Someone also suggested Shane MacGowan to me, that's not a bad story."

Serkis' next projects are Steven Spielberg's big screen adaptation of cartoon favourite 'Tintin' and most probably 'The Hobbit' in which he will reprise his role as Gollum - who he portrayed with the aid of computer generated imagery (CGI) in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy.

Serkis revealed to NME magazine: "Nothing's signed and sealed with 'The Hobbit' yet, but it's looking pretty certain - when we were shooting 'Tintin' in New Zealand I spent a day with Guillermo del Toro and we talked about how Gollum was going to be approached. It was fantastic to see where he was going with regards to Middle Earth. 'Tintin' was an extraordinary project to work on."

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