Pierce Brosnan, the actor most famous for portraying James Bond in a string of 007 movies, just might be featured in the next Expendables film. With Expendables 3 still not even released, Brosnan says he’s already been approached to appear in future films in the action franchise.
“I said to producer Avi Lerner, ‘If it works out and you have a good script, you know where to find me if you still want me.’ It’s as simple as that really,” Brosnan confirms with ComingSoon.net.
The biggest draw? Starring opposite Slyvester Stallone. “I have a grand time in his company. Slyvester Stallone is the one that’s given us these wonderful platforms for actors to go play and have fun and to entertain. To bring a bunch of guys together who saved the world, fought the bad guys, and put them all on the same stage, that’s crazy good. It’s just a kick in the pants.”
— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) July 1, 2014
If the deal gets sealed (which all signs point to yes), Pierce will be the first former Bond to sign on for the series, but he’ll have good company amongst action stars Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jet Li.
In the meantime, there’s Pierce’s new film, Long Way Down, out on limited release July 11th. The film, an adaptation of the Nock Hornby novel of the same name, also stars Toni Collette and Aaron Paul. “Nick Hornby always gets it right as a writer,” Brosnan says about why he chose this project. “He has the vernacular and passion. He is adroit and dry, and balances humor with the humanity of life. I was confident we would tonally hit a high mark,” Brosnan gushes.
Pierce also admits he hasn’t read the reviews of the film, which have not been kind. “I don’t read [reviews]: good, bad, or indifferent,” he says. Good thing for Pierce if he’s expected to join the Expendables cast, which is often reviewed as stale and underwhelming, despite the huge movie star names. Perhaps Pierce can breathe some life into the franchise?
Image via Wikimedia Commons