Pierce Brosnan reunited with three special costars 25 years after filming one of his most beloved films.
The actor, 65, appeared in a special photograph in which he reunited with his Mrs. Doubtfire costars Matthew Lawrence, Mara Wilson and Lisa Jakub.
Jackie Chan stars as a humble businessman whose teenage daughter is killed as a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. He is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Pierce Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers. Martin Campbell directs the STXfilms action-thriller, based on Stephen Leather’s 1992 novel.
We’re not talking GoldenEye replays when we say that there’s going to be more Pierce Brosnan on AMC as the home of The Walking Dead today gave a second season pick-up to The Son. Coming just over a month after the Western series based on Philipp Meyer’s 2013 Texas oil county novel of the same name debuted, Season 2 of The Son will consist of 10 episodes and is scheduled to premiere in mid-2018.
AMC Renews “The Son” for Second Season – Hollywood Reporter
AMC Renews “The Son” for Season 2 – The Wrap
“The Son” Renewed for Season 2 at AMC – Variety
AMC Orders Second Season of the
The Son” – TV Insider
AMC Renews The Son for Season 2 – TV Guide
Pierce Brosnan’s The Son gets renewed for season 2 on AMC – Digital Spy
AMC Renews Western Drama THE SON for Second Season – Broadway World
Brosnan will star in and Campbell will direct ‘Across the River and Into the Trees.’
Pierce Brosnan and Martin Campbell, who first teamed up for the James Bond movie Goldeneye, are reteaming to tackle the adaptation of an Ernest Hemingway novel.
Brosnan will star in and Campbell will direct Across the River and Into the Trees, a feature that will be produced by Robert MacLean, John Smallcombe, Kirstin Roegner and Claudia Bluemhuber. William J. Immerman will executive produce.
BAFTA winner Peter Flannery and Oscar-nominated Michael Radford (Il Postino) wrote the script, which tells the story of an American officer serving in Italy right after World War II, facing news of his terminal illness with stoic disregard. Determined to spend his weekend in quiet solitude, he commandeers a military driver to facilitate a simple duck hunting trip and a visit to his old haunts in Venice. As his plans begin to unravel, a chance encounter with a young countess begins to kindle in him the hope of renewal.
Across the River was published in 1950 and was the legendary author’s last full-length novel to hit shelves in his lifetime. The story contains such signature Hemingway themes as love, war, youth and age.
Hemingway based the two leads on real people: The officer was his friend Colonel Buck Lanham, a decorated soldier whose heroics the writer saw first-hand when he was a correspondent, and the woman was a daughter of an aristocrat named Adriana Ivancich with whom he became infatuated (there was a 30-year difference between them).
An October start in Italy is being planned.
CAA is handling domestic sales, while Tribune Bay Entertainment and Silver Reel Partners will co-introduce the title at Berlin’s European Film Market and handle international sales.
The Brosnan-Campbell pairing will actually be the third outing for the duo. On top of Goldeneye, the pair have teamed up for The Foreigner, an action thriller also starring Jackie Chan that is currently shooting in London. The movie, to be released by STX, is scheduled to wrap in March.
Relativity has set Pierce Brosnan spy movie November Man for release in the U.S. on August 27, the Wednesday before the Labor Day holiday weekend. At the same time, the company is pushing back the release of Natalie Portman’s high-profile Western Jane Got a Gun from its original release date of Friday, Aug. 29. A new release date has not yet been announced.
Directed by Roger Donaldson, November Man is Brosnan’s longtime passion project. The former James Bond star plays an ex-CIA operative who is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil.
The actioner, which is based on the novel There Are No Spies by Bill Granger and a screenplay by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek, also stars Olga Kurylenko and Luke Bracey.
Brosnan’s Irish DreamTime and Das Films produced the project, in association with The Solution Entertainment Group, Merced Media Partners and Palmstar Media Capital. Beau St. Clair and Sriram Das are the producers on the project.
November Man is the second teaming of Relativity with Donaldson, who directed 2008’s The Bank Job. Relativity picked up November Man for U.S. distribution in early April.
The action-thriller from director John Erick Dowdle tells the story of an American family living in Southeast Asia who get swept up in a violent revolution.
The Coup, from director John Erick Dowdle and starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell, has begun shooting on location in Thailand.
The film tells the story of an American family living in Southeast Asia who find themselves caught in the middle of a violent military uprising. Wilson and Bell play the American husband and wife, and Brosnan a heroic government operative.
Dowdle co-wrote the script with his brother Drew Dowdle.
Bold Films is financing, with Drew Dowdle, Michel Litvak and David Lancaster producing. Lancaster previously worked in Thailand on Nicolas Winding Refn’s Bangkok-set art house exercise in dreamy violence, Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling.
Thai-based production company Living Films, which has worked on previous Thailand-set Hollywood projects including The Hangover 2, is facilitating the shoot.
“The producers of the The Coup had a wide choice of countries in which they could have based this production,” said Living Films founder and executive director Chris Lowenstein. “The fact that they chose Thailand is a great testament to the skills of the Thai crews and the resources that Thailand offers. We are delighted to help bring this project to the screen.”
Lancaster said he was back in Thailand because his prior shooting experience had been “wonderful.” But he added that Thailand should consider creating a tax incentive if it wants to attract more foreign productions.
“It is definitely an issue, as more and more countries have moved into the area of incentives. We only hope that Thailand can follow suit as the country already has a terrific crew and equipment base in place,” he said.