Pierce Brosnan Will Star In Stephen King Miniseries
A&E Network already pulled in Oscar winner Kevin Costner for a miniseries on their sister channel, History, back in May; now they have announced that Bond himself, Pierce Brosnan, will appear in an A&E miniseries Deadline reports.
Bond will play the lead role in a four hour miniseries based on the Stephen King novel Bag of Bones. The bestseller tells the story of novelist Mike Noonan, who retreats to his family’s lakeside home in Maine after the death of his wife, played by Annabeth Gish. In true King style the tale descends into the stuff of nightmares as Noonan faces strange occurrences and ghostly invasions while becoming entangled in the lives of a widow and her child caught in a custody battle. Kelly Rowland is also slated to appear in the miniseries.
An adaptation of Bag of Bones has been in the works for some time. Screenwriter Matt Venne and producer Mark Sennett along with director Mick Garris have all been involved in the process of bringing the novel to the screen for years. The screen was originally intended to be quite a bit bigger - a feature film, but the trio turned their attention to bringing the story to the small screen instead and found a home for the project with A&E.
The project will be headed to Nova Scotia, Canada for filming; probably because it looks a whole lot like Maine but the cost of filming north of the border is lower (Nova Scotia is to Maine as Vancouver is to Seattle on film it seems). The two-night miniseries is slated to air in the fourth quarter of 2011.
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