Brosnan to star in Neville based LAST MAN OUT.
Pierce Brosnan is getting into the Stuart Neville business.
Brosnan has signed on to star in LAST MAN OUT, the film based on Stuart’s 2012 novel THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST (known as THE TWELVE in the U.K.).
Former paramilitary killer Gerry Fegan is haunted by his victims, twelve souls who shadow his every waking day and scream through every drunken night. Just as he reaches the edge of sanity they reveal their desire: vengeance on those who engineered their deaths. From the greedy politicians to the corrupt security forces, the street thugs to the complacent bystanders who let it happen, all must pay the price.
When Fegan’s vendetta threatens to derail Northern Ireland’s peace process and destabilise its fledgling government, old comrades and enemies alike want him gone. David Campbell, a double agent lost between the forces of law and terror, takes the job. But he has his own reasons for eliminating Fegan; the secrets of a dirty war should stay buried, even if its ghosts do not.
Set against the backdrop of a post-conflict Northern Ireland struggling with its past, “The Twelve” takes the reader from the back streets of Belfast, where violence and politics go hand-in-hand, to the country’s darkest heart.
The release I got did not state which role Brosnan was taking, but some are stating he will be playing Fegan. Campbell seems just as good a possibility. Again, nothing official I have read has stated his role. THR’s description of the project only mentioned Fegan, which some sites have taken to mean he is definitely playing that role.
Late Night host Craig Ferguson, along with Late Late Show writing supervisor Ted Mulkerin, wrote the screenplay.
Terry Loane is on board as director. His presence suggests that great pains are being taken to make sure the film retains it’s strong Irish character.