Pierce Brosnan really is somewhat of a double agent.
The former James Bond star, 65, who was trained as a commercial artist and worked as an illustrator, just auctioned off one of his original paintings for $1.4 million. Brosnan donated the piece, depicting the singer Bob Dylan, for the 25th annual gala amFAR Cannes charity event, Cinema Against AIDS on May 17.
Okay, so let me tell you what happens when your phone rings and the voice on the other end of the line belongs to Pierce Brosnan: You’re done. That’s it. He’s yours. I never want to hear any other voice on the phone ever again. If the phone rings again and it’s my mom on the other end of the line, I will be secretly crushed that it’s not Pierce Brosnan (sorry, mom). The voice is unmistakable: an Irish lilt softened over decades of living here in America, resulting in an accent that is entirely Brosnan’s own. Trying to replicate it would be like trying to make a Serrano ham in Jacksonville. It can’t be done. One “hello” is all he requires to reduce you to a swooning grandmother. Even the man’s scandals are debonair.
Mamma Mia has to be the most feel good film of the last ten years so thank GOODNESS that right when we need it the sequel is coming!
The second instalment of the ABBA jukebox musical has been in the works for a while and it’s been announced that filming has finally wrapped.
The title of the second film is Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again and stars main cast members from the previous movie Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski and Dominic Cooper.
Production has started on the second season of The Son, AMC’s western epic based on Philipp Meyer’s New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize finalist novel and starring Pierce Brosnan.
With production underway in Austin, Texas, the broadcaster has confirmed that Brosnan and fellow series regulars Jacob Lofland (Young Eli), Henry Garrett (Pete McCullough), Paola Nunez (Maria Garcia), Zahn McClarnon (Toshaway), Jess Weixler (Sally McCullough), David Wilson Barnes (Phineas McCullough), Sydney Lucas (Jeannie McCullough), James Parks (Niles Gilbert) and Elizabeth Frances (Prairie Flower) will all return.
Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan is now in a different kind of action thriller, “The Foreigner,” starring Jackie Chan as a businessman seeking revenge for his daughter’s death. He also talks to Matt Lauer about the upcoming sequel to “Mamma Mia!”
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.
“The Only Living Boy in New York” is the new movie from director Marc Webb, who made “The Amazing Spider-Man” and its sequel (as well as the cookie-cutter child-genius drama “Gifted”), and it’s the first film he’s directed since “(500) Days of Summer” — yes, eight years ago — in which you can really feel the prickly pulse of his sensibility. It’s like “The Graduate” recast as a glibly literate slacker comedy with an entangled kink or two.
The hero, Thomas Webb (Callum Turner), is a gently acerbic rebel preppie who is spending his life figuring out what he wants to do with his life. He’s a would-be fiction writer coping with a world in which highly personalized art is disappearing — at least, as a monetizable career. And it’s not like that’s the only thing on the wane. The general erosion of middle-class security actually influences the way you watch a movie like this one, since you can’t help but be aware of how much Thomas’s alienation is intertwined with privilege.
His father, Ethan (Pierce Brosnan), runs a publishing imprint he built from the ground up, and he keeps asking Thomas why he’s wasting his time living on the downscale Lower East Side. But the way it looks to us, Thomas gets to live on the Lower East Side (and, when he feels like it, to slum with his parents in their Upper West Side brownstone). He gets to attend tony literary parties and dither his way toward a profession. And when he’s out with Mimi (Kiersey Clemons), a tart-tongued beauty who’s already slipped into the let’s-just-be-friends zone, and he spies his father kissing a woman other than his wife, he gets to trail the mysterious mistress (Kate Beckinsale) like a stalker-detective, and then he gets to sleep with her. It all sounds a bit sordid (sharing a paramour with your dad!), but for Thomas it’s a way of acting out the resentment he feels toward the icy remote father who never respected his literary ambitions.