An auspicious beginning, yes?
Pierce Brosnan stars in a new thriller, November Man, for his Dante’s Peak director, Roger Donaldson. Donaldson, director of The Bank Job with Jason Statham and No Way Out and Thirteen Days with Kevin Costner, usually knows his way around the genre, 2011’s Nic Cage opus Seeking Justice notwithstanding.
In November Man, Brosnan plays an ex-CIA operative who, just when he thinks he’s out, they pull him back in, for a very personal mission. He finds himself pitted against his former pupil (Luke Bracey) in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
The film will also give US audiences a chance to get to know Bracey before the controversial (*eyeroll*) remake of Point Break, in which he’ll inhabit the wetsuit that used to belong to Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah.
As for Brosnan, it’s been twelve years since he hung up his tux and drained his last martini as James Bond in 2002’s Die Another Day. He’s had a couple of action roles, like After the Sunset and Seraphim Falls, but nothing that makes use of his “particular set of skills”. These first four just-released images give us a hint that agent Peter Devereaux might be a return to form. He’s even got a cool car!
Based on a novel by Bill Granger, with a screenplay by Michael Finch (Predators) and Karl Gajdusek (Oblivion), November Man costars Olga Kurylenko, Will Patton (No Way Out), Eliza Taylor and Bill Smitrovitch.
Hopefully we’ll get a trailer soon, since the movie opens in the US on August 24. Hey, by then we’ll be tired of the blockbusters and will be looking for something to tide us over before the Big Guns of Awards Season are rolled out. I’m in. How about you?
Spoke too soon! Here’s the first teaser trailer!
Looks like fun. JMHO