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Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan and Dominic Cooper (“The Devils Advocate”) are teaming up for “November Man”, the first of what they’re hoping will be a new spy franchise based on the series of “November Man” books by the recently departed author Bill Granger.
Up first will be the book “There Are No Spies”:
NOVEMBER MAN tells the tale of an ex-CIA operative who is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect. The film is scheduled to start shooting in October on location in Berlin.
Brosnan will co-star and also produce, with Roger Donaldson directing from a script by Michael Finch (“Predators”) and Karl Gajdusek (“Trespass”). Donaldson previously directed Brosnan on the 1997 killer volcano flick “Dante’s Peak”, in case you don’t recall. (Remember the dueling Killer Volcano movies? There was “Dante’s Peak” and “Volcano” with Tommy Lee Jones. That one had a volcano erupting in downtown L.A. I kid you not.)
Brosnan has apparently been a fan of the books for a while:
November Man has been a labor of love for both me and my company. I’m looking forward to working with The Solution, and reuniting with both Roger and Dominic as we prepare to make a great film.
Brosnan and The Solution Entertainment Group are currently selling the film at Cannes. Put a nice suit on Brosnan and give him a silenced weapon and I’m sure they’ll get plenty of takers.