Former 007 Pierce Brosnan (Die Another Day) steps back into action, taking on the role of former CIA Agent Devereaux in the film November Man, reports ComingSoon.net. Devereaux is pulled out of retirement to sniff out a Soviet mole.
The film is based on Bill Granger’s novel entitled There Are No Spies, which is the seventh installment of the 13-part November Man series.
Unfortunately, Granger passed away in 2012 and won’t be around to see his story come to life on the big screen. But, on a nicer note, his friend and fellow writer Michael Miner was so pleased to here about the film adaptation, he sought out Granger’s literary agency to find out more, which ultimately let him to Brosnan’s producer Beau St. Claire (what a name!).
Miner was able to pick St. Claire’s brain and get some more details on how this came about. It turns out, St. Claire and Brosnan were looking to revisit the espionage genre and they came across Granger’s stories, which they felt were “dark, smart, and edgy.”
Miner was keen to get a response but wanted more specifics, on behalf of his late friend. He kept digging and Miner got his answer with St. Claire writing him via email saying:
“The books were mentioned to me by an old time producer I had been working with called Dino Conte. He felt they would be great for Pierce. The books are not that well known, but Nikki Finke wrote a story and said they were one of the 10 great unmade espionage series ever written. So some people in Hollywood know, I guess.”
St. Claire goes on to explain the process, how he and his team broke down the 13-part series and adapted it into a film. If you’d like to read the entire interview you can go to the Chicago Reader here.
Brosnan stars opposite Olga Kurylenko, Luke Bracey and Bill Smitrovich. Roger Donaldson is signed on to direct. Donaldson worked with Brosnan on Dante’s Peak.
The release date is TBD.
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