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Cannes Market: Brosnan & Cooper in Espionage Thriller 'November Man'; Roger Donaldson to Direct

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 15, 2012 at 3:33PM

The Solution Entertainment Group is partnering with Pierce Brosnan's Irish DreamTime production banner in a multi-picture financing and distribution deal, and will be shopping the first title at Cannes, "November Man," directed by Australian-born, New Zealand-raised Roger Donaldson ("The Recruit," "Thirteen Days").
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Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan

The Solution Entertainment Group is partnering with Pierce Brosnan's Irish DreamTime production banner in a multi-picture financing and distribution deal, and will be shopping the first title at Cannes, "November Man," directed by Australian-born, New Zealand-raised Roger Donaldson ("The Recruit," "Thirteen Days").

Brosnan and Dominic Cooper will star in the espionage thriller based on Bill Granger's "There Are No Spies," the first in a series, which is intended as a potential franchise. Brosnan will play the character Devereaux, an ex-CIA operative brought back for a personal mission that pits him against his former pupil (presumably Cooper) in a deadly game with CIA officials and the Russian president-elect. Michael Finch wrote the screenplay.

Brosnan developed the 'November Man' as a labor of love, and reunites with Donaldson ("Dante's Peak") and Cooper ("Mamma Mia!"). 

The Solution is handling int'l rights; CAA has domestic.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.