Meryl streep nominated for Ifta award

14th of February "Ifta's 2009 awards"

more info ; http://www.ifta.ie/

Meryl streep nominated for "best international actress " for the movie "Mamma mia!"

Pantene are delighted to sponsor the Best International Actress Award, Pantene’s Brand Manager said: "Our actress nominees delivered some of the most outstanding performances seen on film in the last 12 months and really do reflect our philosophy of letting the best of you shine through"

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"The Greatest" sells


The Greatest sells strongly for Kimmel
source ;screendaily

Kimmel International has closed key territories on Shane Feste's drama The Greatest starring Sundance breakout star Carey Mulligan alongside Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon.

Deals have closed with SND in France, Dea Planeta in Spain, Gussi in Mexico, PlayArte in Brazil, Nordisk in Scandinavia, Nu Metro in South Africa and Forum in Israel. A North American deal is imminent on the story of a grieving family that rallies together when their dead son's pregnant girlfriend turns up.

Company president Mark Lindsay is showing early footage in Berlin of Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut drama Sympathy For Delicious, which is shooting in Los Angeles.

The picture stars Christopher Thornton, who also wrote the screenplay, as a paralysed DJ who discovers he can heal people. Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich and Ruffalo also star.

Meanwhile Lindsay has finalised a Spanish deal with Dea Planeta for the Uma Thurman comedy Motherhood, which receives its first market screening here following the world premiere at Sundance

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The Ghost "Timothy Hutton joins cast"


Timothy Hutton Joins cast

BERLIN – Timothy Hutton has joined the cast of Roman Polanski's "The Ghost."

The film, which begins shooting this week in Berlin, tells the tale of a ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) who is hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister (Pierce Brosnan). When he uncovers secrets, his own life is put in jeopardy.

Hutton plays the role of the prime minister's American lawyer. Tom Wilkinson, James Belushi and Kim Cattrall also are in the cast.

The film is based on the book by Robert Harris

Hutton stars in TNT's "Leverage," which was recently renewed and has new episodes scheduled to air in the summer. The actor also appeared in three movies that recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival: "Lymelife," "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men" and "The Killing Room."

source ; yahoo news

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Brosnan heads to South Africa


Update ; "Heaven and Earth"

Pierce Brosnan will add his name to the list of Hollywood stars who have made films in South Africa as he heads to our shores for the shooting of his latest film, Heaven and Earth.

The former lead star of four James Bond films will lend his acting talent to the role of Lord Charles Somerset in a romantic drama set in 1826 in the Cape Colony.

"Heaven and Earth is the true story of James Miranda Barry who was appointed Army Surgeon at the Cape Colony and rose through the ranks to eventually become Surgeon General of the British Army," explains Brosnan in his online blog. "Only when the undertaker was laying out the body of the eminent physician was a startling discovery made - Dr. James Barry was in fact a woman."

Barry, who will be played by British actress Natasha McElhone (The Truman Show and Ronin) disguised herself as a man in order to graduate as a British doctor. She was also the first UK surgeon to perform a Caesarean section. 

In an interview with the UK Guardian, McElhone described Barry as a fearless pioneer; "She was a fearless pioneer, pushing the frontiers of accepted medical practice to find new and effective ways of treating her patients, always putting her own safety and popularity at risk

"Barry defied every convention of her time.  She disguised herself as a man to attend medical school, then excelled in an entirely male world, achieving the highest position possible for a military surgeon," added McElhone. 

South African actors may be cast in supporting roles. Spier Films, a Cape-based production company, is auditioning for extras.

Nicole Klassen of the Cape Film Commission says Cape Town is now a popular destination for A-list stars.

"When a big feature of this size comes out to film in the city and province, there are a number of benefits. There's employment for crews, there's a spin off of actual tourism and tourism benefits and it is exposure for South Africa that we have the infrastructure to host and facilitate big Hollywood-style feature films," she told SABC News.


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The production for "The Ghost"

Roman Polanski's new movie

starring Pierce Brosnan & Ewan Mcgregor

starts today the 4th of Febr 2009

 @ Brandenburg Germany

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Brosnan in Bollywood "Teen Patti"

Pierce Brosnan to do a cameo in Leena Yadav's Teen Patti

source : bollywoodhungama.com

You had your eyes wide open when you saw Denise Richards romancing our Bollywood action hero Akshay Kumar in Kambakht Ishq; you had your jaw drop when you saw Sylvester Stallone having a laugh with our size zero girl Kareena Kapoor on the sets of the same film. Just a few days ago Bollywood Hungama also broke the news that producer director Vidhu Vinod Chopra has signed in Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke for his next big project. It's the West meets the East season. But wait...there's something more which is going to get you blackjacked!

Leena Yadav Bajaj's film Teen Patti, rings a bell? The high-stake gambling film with a cause which is headed by Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, R Madhavan, Raima Sen and many others is due to release this year. The film is said to have been inspired from a true story of MIT students who mastered the art of card counting and took Las Vegas casinos for millions in winnings. In fact, Hollywood made its own version of the film last year, the Kevin Spacey starrer 21.

Now seeing our Bollywood directors getting inspired by the western neighbours is one thing, but seeing these big Hollywood stars getting inspired by our Bollywood cinema is another. And to join the ongoing list of biggies is an Irish born Hollywood actor who swept the entire world by his suave acting skills. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele after which there was no looking back and what followed were blockbuster films like Mrs. Doubtfire, Golden Eye, Die Another Day, Tomorrow Never Dies, Laws of Attraction, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Tailor of Panama and Mama Mia to name a few. He had the biggest and the maddest female following in the U.K during his 'Bond' days and of course, he was popularly known around the world as 'Bond...James Bond'. Ladies and gentlemen...the newest name to join the elite list of Hollywood actors in a Bollywood film is Pierce Brosnan in Teen Patti.

We've known from our sources that Mr. Brosnan's scenes were entirely shot in Oxford, U.K. and the film kick starts with him in a sitting cameo. Whether or not he will be sharing screen space with Big B or Ajay Devgan will only come to light when the film releases. That's not all. We've also come to know that Jon Harris who edited Guy Ritchie film Snatch has also been roped in to edit Teen Patti. Looks like it's all going to be a clean cut for director Leena Yadav Bajaj who is all set to win hands down by roping in Pierce Brosnan and Jon Harris. The question remains - Are they worth the gamble?

We heard it through the grapevine that the Hinduja Brothers have also got a big stake in Teen Patti. So is it their U.K connection which worked to get Brosnan and Harris? Well, it just might be.

 Brosnan in Bollywood...

Is it raining Bollywood everywhere? Or is it just the East-meets-West season? Whatever be the scenario, Bollywood is steadfastly going global in all areas of film-making. And Teen Patti, Leena Yadav Bajaj's film on casinos and gambling, is yet another big name in the East-meets-West genre.

Teen Patti, a high-stake gambling film, has roped in Hollywood actor and ex-Bond Pierce Brosnan to do a cameo in the film. Based on a true story of a group of MIT students who mastered the art of card counting and bankrupted millions from numerous casinos in Las Vegas, the movie has Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, R Madhavan, Raima Sen and many others in it. It is reported that Brosnan's scenes were shot entirely in Oxford, U.K. and the film kick-starts with his cameo appearance.

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"Mamm Mia!" 10years

10years Mamma mia! documentary

source ; thestage.com

Cast members from the original and current West End stage production of Mamma Mia! will share their experiences of performing in the musical as part of a documentary celebrating its tenth anniversary in March.

The two-part documentary, called Mamma Mia! - The Real Story, will also include contributions from the production’s writer Catherine Johnson, who will discuss her original idea for the show.

Johnson will talk about how she insisted on retaining control of the movie version, which starred Meryl Streep, who will also be featured in the programme.

Streep will be joined by her co-stars Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth.

Mamma Mia! - The Real Story is being made by independent production company USP Content, and will be broadcast across Guardian Media Group’s Smooth Radio and Real Radio networks.

The Mamma Mia! documentary is part of a raft of six new documentaries being made for GMG’s stations, following the success of ten it broadcast last year as part of a push into documentaries.

GMG claims it was the first network to bring documentaries, traditionally only heard on BBC radio, to the commercial airwaves.

John Simons, GMG group programme director, said there was a big audience for arts-led programmes, and added that he was keen to follow the Mamma Mia! documentary with more programmes about British musicals.

“We have had great response from our audience to these documentaries, mainly because they don’t expect us to be doing it. I think Mamma Mia! - The Real Story will go down well, and then we will probably look at shows like Billy Elliot, or some of the other British-led phenomenons that have been so successful on the stage,” he said.

Mamma Mia!, the stage musical, first opened on March 23, 1999 in London and has since gone on to enjoy runs in countries such as the US and Australia.

The documentary, consisting of two 60-minute programmes, will be broadcast on Saturday, March 21 and March 28 at 1pm.

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Setbuilding for Roman Polanski's "The Ghost"


Setbuilding started in Germany for "The GHost"

SOURCE ; contactmusic.com

Fugitive filmmaker ROMAN POLANSKI has found a cunning way to shoot his new movie in the U.S. and U.K. without landing in jail - he is building giant replicas in a German film studio. The Polish-born director has lived in Paris, France for the past 32 years since fleeing America, after he was convicted, in 1977, of having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
His new movie The Ghost has crucial scenes set in New England and London, England - but Polanski is unable to return to the U.S. without being arrested, and if he sets foot in Britain he'll be extradited back to be sentenced.
So the 75-year-old is constructing look-a-like locations at the Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam-Babelsberg.
The movie, based on Robert Harris' novel, will begin shooting later this year (09), starring Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Ewan MCGregor, Tom Wilkinson, and Jim Belushi.

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"The Greatest" @ European filmmarket

Screening "the Greatest" @ Berlin

more info ; http://www.efm-berlinale.de/

european filmmarket : 5th of Febr -15th of Febr

screening dates " The Greatest"

Feb 07 13:00 CinemaxX 9

Feb 09 11:00 CinemaxX 9

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Japanese release "Mamma mia! the movie (today)

Japanese release "Mamma mia! the movie

today 30th of Jan 2009


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Brosnan walks his dog

Brosnan @ Malibu beach (yesterday)



malibu beach 27/1/09

malibu beach 27/1/09

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AARP the magazine "awards 2009"


AARP the magazine "Movies for Grownups® Awards 2009"

source ; http://news.prnewswire.com/


Breakthrough Accomplishment

Pierce Brosnan, in Mamma Mia!

We just love the way he attacks the challenge of pop singing with such reckless abandon. "

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Avant premiere "Mamma mia!" Japan

Promoting release 

"Mamma Mia!the movie"

in Japan

source ; japantoday.com

(last thursday ; 22nd of Jan)

American actress Meryl Streep chats with Empress Michiko before the screening of her movie “Mamma Mia!” at the Japan premiere at Roppongi Hills on Thursday night. Streep, 59, back in Japan for the first time in 12 years, said “Mamma Mia!” is “unadulterated joy and for all those people who just want to get up and dance and have fun.” It opens in Japan on Jan 30. There was more good news for Streep Thursday when she was nominated for a best actress award for her role as a nun in “Doubt.” It is the 15th Oscar nomination for Streep who has won twice.

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Pictures première Mamma mia! the movie Japan

video of the event

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"Mamma mia!" Ice cream (Japan)


Mamma mia! Ice cream

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Cold Stone Creamery Japan will release a special ice cream in collaboration with the new film “Mamma Mia!” The special ice cream features raspberry, blueberry and banana—like a wedding bouquet which is featured in the musical.

"Mamma mia! the movie" release for Japan will be on the 30th of January


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Brosnan @ Sundance video redcarpet

Brosnan @ Sundance video

Brosnan at Sundance
Brosnan at Sundance

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Sundance award ceremony (today)

Today @ Sundance09 ;

The Award ceremony

more info ; http://festival.sundance.org/

"The Greatest selected" as one of the 16films for the Dramatic competition @ Sundance Festival 2009


The culmination of the Sundance Film Festival is the Awards Ceremony. The competition juries, comprised of individuals from the worldwide film community with original and diverse points of view, select films from both the documentary and dramatic categories to receive a range of awards. Decided by Festivalgoers’ ballots, Audience Awards are bestowed upon films in each of the Festival’s four competition categories.

Saturday, January 24, 2009
Time TBD
Park City Racquet Club
1200 Little Kate Road
On shuttle route. No parking available. Ceremony ticket required.

The Sundance Film Festival celebrates the diverse achievements of storytelling in independent film with participating filmmakers, guests, and patrons.

Saturday, January 24, 2009
9:30 p.m. to midnight
Park City Racquet Club
1200 Little Kate Road
On shuttle route. No parking available. Party ticket required.

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"The art of the script"

Brosnan & some other celebs talking for Variety


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The art of the script

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Sarandon answers Brosnan's call

  Sarandon answers Brosnan's call

source ; NYdailynews.com

If you want Susan Sarandon to star in your movie, shoot it near her house, make sure the schedule isn't grueling and have Pierce Brosnan call her himself to ask.

The Oscar winner took a role in writer-director Shana Feste's "The Greatest" for the aforementioned reasons, she said at a Bon Appetit/Supper Club dinner following the flick's premiere at Sundance.

"I was debating doing the movie, but it was near my house, it wasn't that long a shoot, and [Feste] was so passionate about it," Sarandon told us. "I said we'd have to get a great male lead, and I thought Pierce was a good suggestion. So one day I get a voice-mail, and it was Pierce. He said 'This is Pierce Brosnan. "The Greatest." Why not?' And I was in."

The film focuses on a family (Sarandon and Brosnan are the parents) trying to cope with the loss of a child after a car accident.

"It was serious subject matter," Sarandon acknowledged. "Luckily, there are a lot of moments where people are allowed to laugh, so I think that stops it from being unbearable and melodramatic. It's hard for me, because tonight was the first time I saw it." And?

"Well, when you see any film for the first time, you first notice a lot of your scenes are missing and things are different in places, and it's very disorienting. The performances are all very strong, but I'm not in a position to objectively critique," Sarandon said.

"But I think I look horrible. I don't even like watching myself when I'm supposed to be glamorous, but watching yourself when you're blubbering all the time and bitching at people is worse. But my son told me I did a good job, so I trust him."

Even with all that weeping, Sarandon found a way to keep the mood on the set light. "We had a fun group of people there, and I have to stay loose when I work, so I tend to aggressively try to have a good time. On 'Lorenzo's Oil' and 'Dead Man Walking,' I never laughed so hard. You have to laugh more on a movie that's so serious."

Speaking of serious, Sarandon told us about her own worst car accident: "A long time ago in New Jersey, I was driving and I was hit on the driver's side, and the car went up on its side. I wasn't wearing a seat belt and I was in some huge car. I had a concussion, but I wasn't badly injured. My mother said, 'Thank God you were wearing new underwear.'"

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"The Ghost" casting & shooting update

The Ghost "casting & shooting update

source ; http://www.firstshowing.net

After nearly two decades, the controversial but extremely talented Oscar winning filmmaker Roman Polanski will finally get back to directing with a contemporary thriller titled The Ghost, to begin shooting in Germany on February 4th of this year. We covered the original news last year when Nic Cage was still attached, but AICN broke the story today about the latest casting details after receiving the press release for the film, which also ably describes the sprawling adaptation of Robert Harris' novel of the same name. Cage has been replaced by Ewan McGregor and will be joined by Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, and others.

"The movie tells the story of a former British Prime Minister, Adam Lang (Brosnan), who is holed up on an island off the Eastern seaboard of the USA in midwinter, writing his memoirs. When his long-standing aide drowns, a professional ghostwriter (McGregor) is sent out to help him finish the book. The anonymous ghostwriter is quickly drawn into a political and sexual intrigue involving Lang's wife, Ruth (Olivia Williams) and his aide (Kim Cattrall). Hanging over Lang is the threat of a war crimes trial and a mysterious secret from his past that threatens to jeopardize international relations."

As you probably caught, along with Polanski behind the camera and the page, we'll be seeing the now powerhouse cast of Ewan McGregor (taking over for Nic Cage), Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Tom Wilkinson, Jim Belushi, and Olivia Williams in front of the camera. I really can't express my excitement for this project enough. I love Roman Polanski. He is a modern day master, deservedly on the same level as the likes of Scorsese, Spielberg, Coppola, and Scott. He's an auteur to the highest degree. And it's great to see him returning to what first made him so great.

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Brosnan @ Sundance 2009

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Exclusive Brosnan interview "The Greatest"

Brosnan interview " The Greatest"

Pierce Brosnan may tell you that singing with Meryl Streep in Mama Mia was intimidating, but in his latest movie, The Greatest, that just premiered at Sundance to rave reviews, the Irish actor goes places, emotionally, he has never gone before, playing a grief-stricken father opposite Susan Sarandon.

In this exclusive interview, Brosnan talks about the challenges he had preparing for this role and the conscious decision he made not to have in family around during filming. He talked one-on-one to Paul Fischer in Park City.

Question: Did this film come to you as an actor first and then as a producer? Or were they both kind of – synchronized?

Brosnan: They came to Irish DreamTime as producing, acting. And Bo said, “Read this.” And I read it, and I thought it was wonderful, then I threw it under the bed, and I said, “I just – let it lie there.” Literally put it under the bed. I have a little house, out and away. I didn’t really want to go there, just because it was so well-founded by Shana, and the emotions of it. And then Bo kept on at me, saying, “Read it again. Read it again.” And I read it again. I said, “All right, let’s meet with Shana and Lynette, the producer.” And I said, “Okay. Let’s go ahead, let’s do it.”

Question: Was this, in some ways, the most intimidating character you’ve had to play for a while? I mean, I know that Mamma Mia had a different sense of intimidation about it, but in terms of getting into a character, the acting side of it. Where you had to go to places where you haven’t really been for a while.

Brosnan: Well, I haven’t played this emotional register since I was really a young actor. I mean, I’ve steered away from it, in some respects, and taken an easier road. And also, I haven’t been really offered them. So that’s the great thing about having your own company. You get offered these pieces like The Matador, or Evelyn. There was enough of my own life history in there as a father, to explore this character. I know a little bit about grief.

Question: I was going to ask you. I mean, you’ve had it rough.

Brosnan: We all have it rough one way or the other, at some point.

Question: Did you reflect on that time in your life, in order to play the grief?

Brosnan: You certainly use your life’s history of pain. There’s enough pain in there to draw upon. And it was also in the writing, too. When writing like this comes along, it taps in there pretty easily. And then your casting. You begin to cast, and you look – I call Susan up. And I say, “Look. I hear that you like this.” I left a message on her machine, and I said, “I love it. I’m gonna do it, come hell or high water. And I don’t know what you’re doing over the summer, but why not?” And she called me back the next day, and she said, “You got me with ‘why not?’” So once Susan was on board, she is such a – such a talent. And fearless. Then y begin to put the cast together. Carey Mulligan’s screen test was beautiful. So when you’re with great actors, then you get a lot. You get a lot back. Then you just have to prepare yourself emotionally. And it’s – ironically, the first scene we shot, the very first day of shooting, and my very first day, was my breakdown sequence at the bed. That was it. And there was no way around it. I said, “Hey, guys. Come on, give me a break here. You know, I haven’t swam in these waters in a long time.” So – there was no way around it. You know, when you’re on a small budget, and small time restraint. We had to shoot that day, there and then. It was the only day we could get the hospital.

Question: How do you leave something like this behind at the end of the work day? Do you just look forward to going back and spending time with your own family, and reminding yourself that –

Brosnan: Well, work like this is best done alone and I was away from the family. It’s sometimes better to be by yourself. It’s much more productive, when you’re doing something like this.

Question: Was that very reflective for you?

Brosnan: Yeah. You reflect. You become very solitary about it. And, you know, you have your journal, and you have your art, and paint, and you have your music, guitar, or whatever. And you have all those tools at hand, and your music, and your hotel room. And just – it was in New York City, I adore. So it gave me time to be by myself and walk in the park, and think about this bad [INAUD], and grace. And just – live the part.

Question: Do you see this film as being a film about healing, as well as about grief?

Brosnan: I think it’s a study on grief, but it’s definitely about rebirth, and definitely about healing. It’s about that. It’s unabashedly about grief. I mean, the sequence in the limo. The accident, and the scene in the limo, the hammer drops there for the audience. And you are with this family. You’re with this mother and father and son, and their grief.

Question: Now when the camera is close up on you, there is a distinct feeling that everything you’re saying, you’re saying in your face. How difficult is it for you to do silence, as an actor?

Brosnan: Hopefully you’ve got an inner life going. Hopefully, you have something there. You’re present, in the piece. And I don’t know how to talk about it, really.

Question: Is it a difficult process? Do you intellectualize it? Or is it very instinctive for you?

Brosnan: It’s really instinctive. I’m not very good at discussing it. And, you know, we had a week of rehearsals. And Susan is a very articulate lady, and she could talk on any subject. I’m much quieter. And Carey was very articulate. The director, Shana, is very bright and articulate. I find it very hard to express myself. I can do it, I hope. But I’ve never been good at talking about it, really. I can talk about it up to a point. But thenif it’s good, if it’s on the page, let me do it. Let me move it. Let me get up and act it.

Question: Does this encourage you to want to go now, for things that really get you to act in ways that you’ve never had a chance to do?

Brosnan: Yes. Yes. You know, I wish I’d done it sooner. But I hadn’t. I came to America, and I did Remington and I should have probably explored the avenues of drama. But I kind of coasted on a nice plateau.

Question: Well, Bond is something that obviously gave you opportunities that you would never have, perhaps, had.

Brosnan: Yeah. The Bond franchise was brilliant timing. And was – I’m forever grateful to play that role, and to be part of that coterie of men, that small club. And, you know, from that, it allowed me to create Irish DreamTime, and make my own movies, which wouldn’t necessarily come my way. Like The Matador, or like this film, The Greatest.

Question: What’s your next project? Do you know?

Brosnan: With Marleen Gorris, it’s called Heaven and Earth and I’m going off to South Africa, to do this film, set in 1826, about the first Governor of Capetown. It’s a true story about Lord Charles Somerset, who falls in love with his doctor. And then I’m going to work with Mr. Roman Polanski on The Ghost.

Question: And what’s happening with Topkapi?

Brosnan: We are full steam ahead. Full steam ahead. If we do not have it by this year, then we shall just say we gave a best effort. But Mary Parent is a magnificent supporter of the piece. Mr. Paul Verhoeven is still with us as a director and we have great executives over there at MGM now, who are passionate to make this film. So, we have a fabulous writer.

Question: Were you surprised that the biggest film you’ve starred in since James Bond was a musical?

Brosnan: Yes. Yes. I would never have guessed that, in a million years. But it was a great film to be a part of. but for me, I just love the world of independent filmmaking, going off and making these pictures. And if 12 people see it, then so be it. But just to make movies – it’s great if something like this comes along, and possibly can have a high profile.

Question: I know I’m not the only one who cried so much during The Greatest..

Brosnan: It’s good to cry. It’s good to cry. I mean, it’s great to laugh, but it is great to cry, because there’s so much pain in us all, that to connect to something like this, it’s good.

Question: Is this the best time for you in your life, personally and professionally? Are you having the best time in your life?

Brosnan: I’ve had a great time. I’ve had a great time all the way through this life of acting. I’ve loved every moment of it. Everything I’ve done, I’ve enjoyed. Whether they’ve hated it, criticized it, never saw it. I – just that I got to work and make a living, and create a life for my wife and children.

Question: How do you remain so nice?

Brosnan: I don’t know. I don’t know. I have no idea. I just like people, and I love what I do and, you know, you just keep showing up.

Question: Do you still live in Hawaii?

Brosnan: We’ve been living out there, yeah. We live in Kauai. We’re up there, but we’re back in Malibu now. We have to. The boys have got to go to school, and stuff like that. I’ve got to pay attention to some of these pictures going on I’m trying to do. And it’s very hard to do it from over there.

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"The greatest destined for Greatness

Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan's The Greatest screened twice over the weekend at Sundance, and however overcooked the dead-son weepie feels, we can't argue with multiple standing ovations.

Brosnan in particular, who plays the patriarch of a family devastated by the death of their teenage son in an automobile accident, was singled out for demonstration of audience affection, prompting those at Saturday morning's screening from their seats for an ovation that lasted maybe 15 seconds but felt like forever in the usually subdued early-morning setting. Sarandon and director Shana Feste felt the love as well, along with young co-stars Carey Mulligan, Johnny Simmons and Zoe Kravitz. We've been to a lot of public screenings over the years and seen and heard a lot of pushover audiences go nuts for film. This was one of those once- or twice-a-fest scenes where you could almost smell 600 people at the Racquet Club losing their shit. People love this movie.

But why? Brosnan (who also produced) is out of his depths as Allen Brewer, a mathematics professor maintaining his stiff upper lip while wife Grace (Sarandon) melts down completely following their son Bennett's fatal car wreck. Allen's determination to hold the family together is meant to reinforce his stone wall blocking grief, but in the presence of the more genuinely whacked Grace — who wakes up crying and spends months, in hopes of some closure, reading to the comatose driver who struck her son's car — it never feels like more than a high-stakes mourn-off punctuated by convenient expository fights, loving plunges into the ocean, etc.

It was a mindfuck for Sarandon, and the emotional imbalance shows in the parts of her performance not drugged within an inch of their life by Feste's potent script bromides.

"I have to admit that when I read it, it was so eccentric and there were a lot of things I didn't realize — until we actually started doing it —how difficult it was," she told the audience after the screening. "That was my bad. There are some actors who say they can never remember their real names when they're filming. I can never remember my character's name. When I go home to my kids, I completely leave it behind. I found on the days when we did some of the very, very emotional scenes that you have to hold on to for eight or 10 hours, my body chemistry actually changed. I was really shocked about how I smelled and the person I became. It was really horrible. That was the first time I realized that kind of impact when you imagine those things; your body can't tell the difference between what's imaginary and what's real."

So how did Sarandon and the others get through the 25-day shoot? "The cast was really, really fun and loving," she said. "It was a very happy set; sometimes I think we overcompensated. I think the two funniest sets I've ever been on were Dead Man Walking and Lorenzo's Oil. Explain that."

Yet there are two reasons to see The Greatest: Mulligan and Simmons, playing Bennett's pregnant girlfriend and messed-up little brother respectively, both extraordinary and nothing short of sincere in navigating the dynamics of their own grief. We'll get to this later today (and later this week in a little more depth), but Mulligan, whose Greatest and An Education performances had hype-within-the-hype momentum accompanying them before the festival even started, is an insanely vivid talent whose relationship with Allen Brewer is the only thing that salvages Brosnan's own performance; her retelling to him of meeting Bennett on their last day of school is devastating. At 23, and with little on her resume besides 2005's Pride and Prejudice and some British TV, she already improves everyone around her. Simmons, meanwhile, was also one of the only redeeming things about The Spirit, portraying the hero as a lovesick young man. His responsibility to parse his love/hate relationship with his mythologized brother refines that heartbreak here

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Brosnan in Salt lake city (yesterday)

Brosnan @ Salt Lake city Airport (yesterday)

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 Pierce Brosnan @ Salt Lake city (Utah) airport, arriving for the Sundance filmfestival .

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"The Greatest" starring Pierce Brosnan

"The Greatest"

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The Greatest ; story

Crying your eyes out at the movies used to be commonplace. But the difficulty of affecting a contemporary audience emotionally demonstrates how much respect a work like The Greatest engenders: it is an enormously moving, intelligent exploration of pain and grieving, a film that will touch you and stay with you.
The death of their teenage son, Bennett, in a car crash is almost too much for the Brewer family to bear, not just because his was a life of such promise but also because the impact of his death unleashes the turmoil that was just beneath the surface of their lives. His mother becomes obsessed and can’t let go; his father, in turn, can’t face it at all; and his brother’s secondary status is magnified and entrenched. And when Bennett’s girlfriend appears, the family must come to grips with circumstances that complicate their loss even further. An ensemble film that is the debut of Shana Feste, a particularly talented young filmmaker, this sensitive and heartbreaking feature showcases Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan at their best and launches a career for young actress Carey Mulligan that is certain to be impressive. This is one of the standout works of this Festival and is as fine a debut as we can present.
Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan, Johnny Simmons, Aaron Johnson, Michael Shannon
Screenings @ sundance filmfestival

Sat. Jan 17 3:15 p.m. - GREAT17CA Eccles Theatre, Park City
Sun. Jan 18 8:30 a.m. - GREAT18RM Racquet Club, Park City
Mon. Jan 19 6:30 p.m. - GREAT19OA Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden
Wed. Jan 21 11:30 a.m. - GREAT21LD Library Center Theatre, Park City
Wed. Jan 21 9:00 p.m. - GREAT21WN Tower Theatre, SLC
Fri. Jan 23 8:00 p.m. - GREAT23RN Racquet Club, Park City

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