Pierce Brosnan to star in The Coup

May 2nd, 2012

Pierce Brosnan has joined the cast of 'The Coup'.

The 58-year-old actor - who starred as James Bond in four films until Daniel Craig took over the role in 2005 - will play the part of a heroic government operative in the upcoming action movie.

'Marley and Me' star Owen Wilson will appear alongside Pierce when production of 'The Coup' begins in Southeast Asia this October, and producer Steve Alexander said he is ''thrilled'' to have Pierce on board.

He explained: ''Having Pierce step into the role of a mysterious and ultimately heroic government operative is the perfect complement to Owen's everyman dilemma.''

The script, which was co-written by 'Quarantine' director John Erick Dowdle and his brother Drew, revolves around an American family who move to Southeast Asia and find themselves entangled in a violent coup, where merciless rebels are attacking the city.

Steve added: ''When I first read the Dowdle's screenplay, I was immediately taken with how strongly it taps into that primal fear which any parent can relate to, when it comes to the safety and protection of their family.''