The website IMDb (Internet Movie Database) is today reporting that Pierce Brosnan has been “forgiven” for this recent public comments about the state of affairs inside the offices of Eon Productions, and that he is still the favorite to play James Bond in Bond 21. The full text of the IMDb report is below.
Irish superstar Pierce Brosnan will play suave superspy James Bond again – after patching up his feud with the Broccoli family. The Laws Of Attraction actor, 51, was thought to have lost the prestigious job after film executives deemed him too old to continue playing the sexy secret agent. But despite reports British hunks Clive Owen and Jude Law have been approached to replace him, insiders say Pierce – who had publicly slammed the Broccoli’s for delaying the project – is still their number one choice for Bond. A source says Barbara Broccoli told employees she had forgiven Brosnan’s recent outbursts, as they didn’t compare to the friction between her father Cubby and original Bond Sean Connery. Broccoli reportedly said, “If you knew what my father went through with Sean Connery, that’s nothing.”
Two weeks ago CBn reported that Brosnan had suddenly curtailed his public attacks on Eon [Brosnan Tempers Rhetoric in Recent T.V. Appearances] and offered speculation that this unfolding drama may have taken a turn. Is this the turn?
Pierce fans should probably not pop their champagne corks just yet.
At the moment, IMDb is the only source reporting this news. While IMDb has been a good source on the MGM/Sony sale and other Bond related news, the accuracy of their Bond 21 news has been somewhat dubious. In the past IMDb has reported that pop star Kylie Minogue was tapped to play the female lead, and that nervous MGM execs had re-signed Pierce after angry fans threatened to boycott the film (this back in March).
CBn will attempt to confirm or deny this latest bit of Bond 21 intrigue.