As reported exclusively by Deadline, Relativity picked up the U.S. distribution rights to spy thriller November Game. Starring Pierce Brosnan, the film marks his return to the spy genre over ten years after he last played James Bond.
November Game is adapted from the novel There Are No Spies, the seventh book in a long running series by the late Bill Granger. Before becoming a novelist, Granger served in the U.S. Army and worked as a journalist. He continued to work as a reporter and a columnist after his first book was published in 1979.
Brosnan will star as Peter Devereaux, a retired CIA agent brought back into the field to battle his former protégé. The Russian president-elect is involved in this battle as well somehow. The film also stars fellow “James Bond” alum Olga Kurylenko and Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe Retaliation and the Point Break remake) as Devereaux’s former protégé.
Through their production company Irish DreamTeam, Pierce Brosnan and his business partner Beau St. Clair bought the rights to There Are No Spies. Originally November Game was set to be filmed in 2006, but production stalled. In 2012, production picked up again when Dominic Cooper was cast. He eventually dropped out to star in Need for Speed and Luke Bracey took over his role. Shooting finally began in 2013, with Ronald Donaldson (The Bank Job) directing.
Brosnan hopes the film will be successful enough to spawn sequels. Whether or not those sequels will be adapted from any of Bill Granger’s other books remains to be seen.
November Game is set to receive a wide release in the United States later this year.