September 2007

News letter from Pierce

source ; www.piercebrosnan.com


September 1, 2007

Dear Friends,

Greetings. Hope wherever you are you are taking some time for yourself and enjoying the sunshine.

I'm currently in the Greek islands, filming Mamma Mia, which is being directed by Phyllida Lloyd who also directed the original musical stage production in 1999. I saw Mamma Mia in London and New York with my family and found it a joyful experience. Both shows played to packed houses and both casts brought the house down. I’m thrilled to be working with one of America’s most talented and beautiful actresses, Meryl Streep, whose work has always inspired me. Other gifted cast members include: Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Waters, Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfried, and Dominic Cooper.

Married Life, an ensemble piece, written and directed by Ira Sachs and starring Christopher Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Patricia Clarkson and myself is due for release this fall. The film was accepted to the Toronto Film Festival and will premiere on September 12th. Married Life is a period piece set in Seattle in 1949, and is a story we can all relate to, one of love and marriage, secrets and sorrows.

For anyone who missed Seraphim Falls, an epic action/thriller set against the backdrop of the American Civil War starring Liam Neeson and myself, it is now available on video and DVD. The film was written and directed by David Von Ancken, and is a visceral study of revenge and the aftermath of war. Shot entirely on location in Taos and Santa Fe, I hope the raw brutality and savage beauty Seraphim Falls will leave you on the edge of your seats.

Great news on the environment front. NRDC has won a federal court ruling blocking the U.S. Navy from using mid-frequency sonar during nearly a dozen upcoming training exercises off the southern California coast.

The court concluded it was a "near certainty" that the use of deadly sonar in the upcoming exercises would cause harm to the environment, including to endangered and rare whales that live in southern California's rich waters. The court also called the Navy's proposed protections for whales "woefully inadequate and ineffectual." NRDC is demanding that the Navy take common-sense measures to protect the region's blue whales, migrating gray whales and other marine mammals as it blasts thousands of square nautical miles of ocean with ear-splitting, mid-frequency sound.

The court's injunction is "preliminary," which means that this fight is far from over. Nevertheless, it is a stunning win for our oceans, and it supports our contention that whales should not have to die for military practice. If you'd like more information on this campaign or on the NRDC, click here.

After completing Mamma Mia, I will be taking a much needed holiday on the Italian and French Riveria.

Stay tuned for more movie news!

Love and only love,

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