Pierce Brosnan to Star in Across the River and Into the Trees

Posted by at 10:24 am on February 9, 2016


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pierce Brosnan (No Escape, Mama Mia!) will re-team with his GoldenEye director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Green Lantern) for the adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s 1950 novel Across the River and Into the Trees.

Here is the publisher’s synopsis of the book:

Set in Venice at the close of World War II, “Across the River and into the Trees” is the bittersweet story of a middle-aged American colonel, scarred by war and in failing health, who finds love with a young Italian countess at the very moment when his life is becoming a physical hardship to him. It is a love so overpowering and spontaneous that it revitalizes the man’s spirit and encourages him to dream of a future, even though he knows that there can be no hope for long. Spanning a matter of hours, “Across the River and into the Trees” is tender and moving, yet tragic in the inexorable shadow of what must come.

The film will be produced Robert MacLean, John Smallcombe, Kirstin Roegner, and Claudia Bluemhuber, with William J. Immerman executive producing.

Brosnan and Campbell are already in the midst of a reunion, currently filming action thriller The Foreigner alongside Jackie Chan in London, which is expected to be released by STX in March 2017.

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