Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Is 007 jumping into the “pool”?
Rumors abound in Hollywood that Irish hunk – and former James Bond – Pierce Brosnan will be appearing as a villain in the sequel to the critically-acclaimed box office smash Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds.
It all started when a photo began circulating on Instagram of Brosnan, Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, of Wolverine fame, palling around.
As The Hollywood Reporter noted: “This led a lot of fans to jump to the conclusion that Brosnan may be playing the time-traveling [villain] Cable in the next Deadpool installment.
“Still, it should be noted that a second picture posted to Reynold’s Facebook page, showed the three men laughing like they just played a gag on someone.”
Either way, Brosnan has a slew of other projects lined up for this year, including a TV series set to debut in April and (if you will) a blast from the past about Irish terrorists.
Brosnan will play the lead in the upcoming AMC series The Son, based on Philipp Meyer’s novel, about the trials and tribulations of a Texas family.
Meanwhile, in the film The Foreigner, which recently completed filming, Brosnan plays Liam Hennessy. Based on a novel by British writer Stephen Leather, The Foreigner is about an IRA bombing campaign that strikes London and kills the daughter of a Chinese immigrant. Unable to get justice from the authorities, the man takes matters into his own hands. Jackie Chan will star alongside Brosnan in The Foreigner.
Also look for Brosnan later this year in The King’s Daughter (directed by Irish American Sean McNamara), the thriller Final Score and – further down the road – The Only Living Boy in New York. ♦