Pierce Brosnan as Eli McCullough in "The Son"
Q: Can you tell me what Pierce Brosnan has been up to? I’ve really enjoyed watching his career since his turn as James Bond, and I am eager to see what he’s got coming. -- Pamela R., via email
A: Pierce’s latest project is for the small screen. He’s set to star in “The Son,” a 10-episode series based on the acclaimed novel by Phillip Meyer, which will premiere on AMC in 2017. The multi-generational epic will follow two concurrent time periods: one, the story of young Eli McCullough after he is kidnapped and indoctrinated into a tribe of Comanches in 1849. The other, 60 years later, when we see a grown Eli struggle to maintain his family’s cattle empire during the turbulent Bandit Wars of South Texas.
Pierce plays Eli, the charismatic patriarch of the Mc- Cullough family, who applies the brutal Comanche worldview to his business dealings. Born on the day Texas became an independent Republic, Eli -- aka “the First Son of Texas” -- is a relic of the Wild West, uneasy with the inexorable taming of Texas and the uncertain future of his legacy.
If you can’t wait for 2017, you can catch Pierce on the big screen with Jackie Chan in “The Foreigner” this November. Pierce also will be starring in “The King’s Daughter” (formerly titled “The Moon and the Sun”), which will be hitting theaters Oct. 7.