Liam Neeson and Bono Team Up for The Virgin of Las Vegas
09.08.09 by BJSprecher
Even though he's riding high on a professional wave of success following Taken, with upcoming appearances in potential blockbuster movies like Clash of the Titans and The A-Team, actor Liam Neeson still has time to pay tribute to his roots by performing in a low-budget movie about an Irish "show band" singer called The Virgin of Las Vegas.
The Virgin takes place before television, when cover bands were wildly popular. Neeson plays an aging alcoholic performer working in Las Vegas whose life changes "following the arrival of a mysterious stranger."
No strangers to the music scene are two of the Irishmen behind the project: U2's Bono is producing the movie from a script by Horslips' Barry Devlin, with a production budget of only $14 million.