The World of Bono is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Geo LTD. Animation. It is being written and directed by C. Elbourn, and co-written by Jon Vitti. It stars the voices of Patton Oswalt, Steve Buscemi, Kate McKinnon, Gabriel Iglesias, James Corden, Ryan Potter, Sigourney Weaver, and Allison Janney. The film is scheduled to be released on August 11, 2017 by Universal Pictures.
The film centers on a man named Ed Bono, who is the CEO and boss of WorkWork, Co. He has been working with his assistant Tony Sneerz until one day, WorkWork was about to get bankrupt due to a malfunction inside the WorkWork building. Ed and Tony must save the WorkWork company before it's too late.
- Patton Oswalt as Ed Bono, the CEO of WorkWork, Co.
- Steve Buscemi as Tony Sneerz, Bono's assistant
- Kate McKinnon as Mary Bono, Bono's wife
- Gabriel Iglesias as Marcus
- James Corden as Earl
- Ryan Potter as Nathan Bono, Bono and Mary's teenage son
- Sigourney Weaver as the announcer for WorkWork, Co.
- Allison Janney as Olivia
- Bill Hader
- Rob Riggle
On December 23, 2014, it was announced that Geo LTD. Animation is developing a computer-animated film titled The World of Bono, with the film being directed by C. Elbourn. According to Elbourn, the film is based on an original idea by himself, not the Irish lead singer for the band U2 of the same name, but Elbourn named the title character after Bono of U2. On May 11, 2015, Patton Oswalt and Steve Buscemi joined the film. Teresa Cheng, Jim Anderson, Amy McNeill, and David K. Thompson would produce the film based on a script by C. Elbourn. In October 2015, more casting was announced, including Ryan Potter of the Big Hero 6 fame.
A teaser trailer for the film was released on December 20, 2016.
The World of Bono will be released by Universal Pictures on August 11, 2017. It was originally scheduled for release on March 3, 2017, but in April 2015 the release date was moved to July 21, 2017, switching places with another Geo LTD. film Imaginary Animals. In June 2016, the release date was pushed one week to July 28, 2017, with Universal's Girl Trip taking its July 21, 2017 slot. By late March 2017, the release date was moved back two weeks to August 11, 2017, with The Emoji Movie taking its place.
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