Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel’s The Solution Entertainment Group will commence talks with Cannes buyers on espionage thriller November Man, the first project to go under a multi-title financing and distribution deal with Pierce Brosnan and Beau St Clair’s Irish DreamTime.
Brosnan will star alongside Dominic Cooper in the potential franchise as an ex-CIA operative pitted against a former pupil in a case involving CIA top brass and the Russian president-elect.
Roger Donaldson is set to begin shooting in October in Berlin. CAA represents Brosnan, Cooper and Donaldson and the agency brokered the deal for Irish DreamTime and represents US rights to November Man.
Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek adapted the screenplay from Bill Granger’s book There Are No Spies. Beau St Clair is producing with Sriram Das of Das Films, who jointly developed the script. Dino Conte serves as executive producer.
“Myles and Lisa are great partners for us as filmmakers and share our vision for these films,” St Clair said. “Their extensive creative and financial experience enables our projects to maximise their full potential. We all believe that the Bill Granger novels and the character of Devereaux feel like the perfect vehicle for Pierce.”
“November Man has been a labour of love for both me and my company,” Brosnan said. “I’m looking forward to working with The Solution, and reuniting with both Roger and Dominic as we prepare to make a great film.”
Brosnan will next be seen in Susanne Bier’s Love Is All You Need, while Cooper is currently shooting Dead Man Down with Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace and is up next in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Donaldson’s credits include No Way Out, The Bank Job and Cocktail.
The Solution’s sales slate includes the psychological thriller Grand Piano with Elijah Wood and bittersweet comedy Writers with Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly and Lily Collins, currently in post.