Piercebrosnan.com official newsletter 28th Of March

Piercebrosnan.com official newsletter

March 28, 2009

Spring Greetings.

I am currently in Berlin working with Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski, who is directing and producing The Ghost, his first contemporary thriller in more than twenty years. Based on the book of the same name by best-selling author Robert Harris, The Ghost details the story of a former British Prime Minister and his anonymous ghostwriter who is drawn into a political and sexual conspiracy. The talented cast includes Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson, Kim Cattrall, Timothy Hutton, Jim Belushi, Robert Pugh, and Olivia Williams.

This April I will begin principal photography on Percy Jackson, based on the popular children's book series by Rick Riordan. The film will be directed by my friend Chris Columbus, with whom I worked with on Mrs. Doubtfire. Other cast members include Uma Thurman, Sean Bean, Kevin McKidd and Melina Kanakerides. The story centers on a teenage boy who embarks on a quest to save his mother, by entering the world of Greek mythology.

Last summer my company Irish DreamTime produced The Greatest, starring Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan, Aaron Johnson, Johnny Simmons and myself, which was well received at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. First time writer/director Shana Feste's richly evocative script results in a compelling drama that is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. The Hollywood Reporter asserts The Greatest "pulls off a stunning fete" and "...performances are daring and brilliantly shaded." The Greatest was purchased by Senator Entertainment and will be released this fall.

See you at the movies.

Love and only love,

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