Friday 19 January 2018

Bono's daughter Eve set for Cannes debut

Eve Hewson: film in hunt for coveted Palme d'Or. Photo: Getty Images
Eve Hewson: film in hunt for coveted Palme d'Or. Photo: Getty Images

Allison Bray

BONO's daughter Eve Hewson will join Hollywood veterans Sean Penn and Frances McDormand in the French Riviera next month after the Irish-made film 'This Must Be The Place' was chosen to compete at the 64th Cannes Film Festival.

The film will compete for the coveted Palme d'Or with 19 other films in the Official Competition -- regarded as the most prestigious category.

The so-called "indie" film co-stars Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, Hollywood actor Judd Hirsch and Irish actor Simon Delaney. Directed by the Italian Paolo Sorrentino, it stars Penn as a fading 50-year-old Goth rock star living off his royalties in Dublin.

Eve Hewson (19) co-stars as a young Goth punk fan who befriends Penn.

And despite her famous father's Hollywood connections, it was her talents alone that landed her the role, said Dublin-based Element Pictures producer Ed Guiney.

"She auditioned along with a lot of other people but it was utterly on her own merits that she got the role," he told the Irish Independent last night.

Irish Independent

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