THR is reporting that Pierce Brosnan has been cast as the lead in ‘Last Man Out,’ an adaptation of Stuart Neville’s 2010 revenge thriller ‘The Twelve.’
Set against the backdrop of a post-conflict Northern Ireland, the plot centres on Gerry Fegan, a former IRA hitman who, released from prison after serving 20 years for murder, is haunted by the memory of his victims. “Every night he drowns their screams in drink, on the point of losing his mind. Then one of the ghosts offers Fegan a solution: kill those who engineered their deaths. From the greedy politicians to the corrupt security forces, the street thugs to the complacent bystanders who let it happen, all must pay the price. But when Fegan’s vendetta threatens to derail Northern Ireland’s peace process and destabilise its fledgling government, old comrades and enemies alike want him gone.”
‘The Twelve’ will be directed by Terry Loan (‘Mickybo & Me’) from a screenplay by actor turned late-night talk show host Craig Ferguson and Ted Mulkerin. Production is set for the end of the year.