Bono has written a new song to be performed by Willie Nelson in the upcoming film Waiting for the Miracle to Come. The film will star Willie Nelson and Australian actress Sophie Lowe and will be shot at ‘Luck, Texas’, the old west film set located on Nelson’s Hill Country ranch.
The film is about a young girl who finds a letter from her late father that sends her to a goldmine in a remote desert area of California. There, she meets two retired vaudeville stars, who will be played by Nelsom and Charlotte Rampling. Through her interaction with these people, the young girl learns to find value in more than gold.
The film was written by Lian Lunson, who will also direct. “I wrote this script for Willie Nelson, his presence and stillness as an actor is unlike anything else,” Lunson said. “And growing up I always wanted to be Charlotte Rampling, so bringing these two icons together on screen is a dream come true for me.”
In addition to penning a song, Bono will serve as an executive producer on the film. Bono was previously featured in the documentary Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man, which was written and directed by Lunson. Prior to this collaboration, Bono and Nelson collaborated on the song “Slow Dancing”, which Bono wrote for Nelson in 1989.
Production on the film is set to begin in March.
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