By: James Silverwolfe
Olga Kurylenko, Luke Bracey and Bill Smitrovich have all joined Pierce Brosnan in NOVEMBER MAN. Story follows an ex-CIA operative who is brought back for a mission involving the future Russian president and engages in a deadly game with a former pupil. (Is it just me or dos almost every action thriller seem to revolve around an ex-CIA operative?)
Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek wrote the script which is based on the book “There Are No Spies” written by Bill Granger. Roger Donaldson will direct, and he’s the guy who gave us the “people roasting in a hot spring” scene in “Dante’s Peak” so maybe he will liven this dull sounding project up. Producing will be Beau St. Clair and Sriram Das.
Kurylenko’s roles seem to be mostly ‘arm candy’ ones, but she’s shown some interesting range in “Centurion” and she sure tried her damnedest along with Cruise in “Oblivion”. She’ll next be in “Empires of the Deep”, a movie so strange I still don’t believe it’s real. Bracey was last in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” (aka the movie that gave us the hunger for more Rock & Tatum banter) and will next appear in “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”. Based on that title it could either be a horror or a rom-com or drama or whatever. Smitrovich is best known as a “that guy” (or character actor if you want to sound classy) and he last appeared in “Ted” and “The Rum Diary”.
Kurylenko and Bracey are repped by CAA, while Smitrovich is repped by The Kohner Agency.