EXCLUSIVE: Relativity has acquired U.S. distribution rights to November Man, the Roger Donaldson-directed spy-thriller that stars Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko and Luke Bracey. It marks the second project for Relativity with Donaldson, who helmed the 2008 hit The Bank Job. Relativity has committed to a wide release later this year. The film is produced by Brosnan’s Irish DreamTime and Das Films, in association with The Solution Entertainment Group, Merced Media Partners and Palmstar Media Capital.
The thriller is an adaptation of the Bill Granger novel There Are No Spies, in which a former CIA operative who is brought back in on a very personal mission finds himself pitted against his former protégé in a deadly game involving high-level CIA officials and the Russian President-elect. The film is produced by Brosnan’s longtime partner Beau St. Clair and Sriram Das. Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek wrote the script. Relativity president Tucker Tooley was at the center of the deal.
“Making November Man has been a tremendous experience. Audiences will love Pierce and Luke Bracey is a young star,” Donaldson said. “Olga Kurylenko gives one of her best performances and it was terrific to work with Will Patton and Bill Smitrovich again.”
Said Brosnan, the former 007: “Getting back into the spy game and bringing November Man to life with Roger Donaldson and a world class team was a tremendous experience. I look forward to sharing it with the world.”
The Solution Entertainment Group is selling offshore rights, and the domestic deal was made by CAA and attorney Marc H. Simon.