Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Pierce Brosnan To Star In War Veteran Story THE LAST RIFLEMAN

Pierce Brosnan To Star In War Veteran Story THE LAST RIFLEMAN
Pierce Brosnan has signed on to star in the fact-based drama "The Last Rifleman", which will be directed by Terry Loane ("Mickybo and Me").

Based on a true story, the film follows Artie Crawford (Brosnan) a World War II veteran living in a care home in Northern Ireland who, on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, decides to secretly escape and embark on an arduous journey to France, to pay his final respects.

The screenplay written by Kevin Fitzpatrick is inspired by Bernard Jordan, who, at the age of 89, escaped his care home in East Sussex, boarded a bus to Portsmouth, got on a ferry to France and made his way to Normandy for the 70th anniversary commemorations of the D-Day landings in June 2014.

Here's what filmmaker Terry Loane had to say about the project:
"Bernard Jordan's daring journey caught the nation's attention and highlighted the spirit that epitomised the second world war generation. I was enthralled by this story and the motives that drive a man near the end of his life on a quest to a place that must hold only painful memories.".

The film is developed with funding from Northern Ireland Screen and is produced by Katy Jackson, John Leslie, Jacqueline Kerrin and Dominic Wright. Mark Huffam ("Mamma Mia!", Kevin Jackson ("The Truth Commissioner") and Eloise Singer ("Rare Beasts") are on board as executive producers.

Filming is scheduled to begin this winter in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Brosnan is also set to star in Sony's "Cinderella" alongside Camilla Cabello, Renny Harlin's action-heist film "The Misfits" and the horror film "False Positive" co-written by Ilana Glazer.


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