May 18, 2012

Tradecraft: USA Developing Pierce Brosnan Assassin Show

USA unveiled their latest development slate at the cable network's upfront presentation this week, and Deadline reports that it includes a hitman drama from Pierce Brosnan's Irish DreamTime Productions. Here's the plot description for Bang Bang: "An unlikely partnership is formed when veteran hitman Danny is saved by rival novice hired gun Marco, while executing a target. This dynamic duo pair up to execute contracts, if they don’t kill each other first. Based on the French television series, Doom Doom." I can't quite picture assassins working in the lighthearted USA buddy formula, but then again Brosnan has had his own success in exactly that area in The Matador (which he produced as well as starred in), so hopefully his know-how will translate to TV. The former 007 will executive produce Bang Bang along with his regular producing partner Beau St. Clair. With this announcement coming hot on the heels of the recent news that the actor's years-in-development passion project November Man is finally getting underway, it looks like lots of birthday wishes are coming true for Brosnan this week! (He turned 59 on Wednesday.)

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