First Look At Pierce Brosnan In November Man

Cool guys don't look at explosions

First Look At Pierce Brosnan In November Man

by Ali Plumb |
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As Andy Samberg, Will Ferrell, and J. J. Abrams sang back in 2009, 'Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions'{ =nofollow}, and guys don't get any cooler than Pierce Brosnan. So enjoy your favourite former Bond - possibly - as he walks away nonchalantly from a big bag of boom in the first still from his new action movie, November Man.

The synopsis reads thusly: "An ex-CIA operative (Brosnan) is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil (G.I. Joe: Retaliation's Luke Bracey) in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect."

So not too much like The Matador then - which also saw Brosnan as an assassin - since it doesn't obviously include his character having a mental breakdown and walking into a swimming pool wearing just a pair of leather pants and some cowboy boots.

On directing duty is Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, No Way Out) and in the writers' room you'll find Michael Finch (American Assassin, Masters Of The Universe) and Karl Gajdusek (Oblivion, The Mechanic), working from Bill Granger's novel of the same name. The November Man series has over a dozen follow-ups, so if this is a success, expect more walksplosions from Brosnan.

Also on the castlist is fellow Bond veteran Olga Kurylenko and Will Patton, who's never been in a Bond film. No release dates have been announced yet, with right still be sold at the European Film Market, but one thing's for sure: if they don't use The National's 'Mr. November' as the credits music, they are missing a very big trick. And if this picture has got you all misty-eyed over the awesomness of Pierce Brosnan, be sure to read our film-by-film interview with him here.

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