Pierce Brosnan is best known for portraying secret agent James Bond, but 007 has a totally different look now. For his upcoming film The Last Rifleman, Pierce recently nailed his transformation into an 89-year-old World War II veteran.
Pierce Brosnan’s new style had us all looking twice. The actor from Die Another Day was recently spotted in full costume for the new Terry Loane film The Last Rifleman. Alongside Louis Gossett Jr. and Jürgen Prochnow, he plays 89-year-old World War Veteran II Artie Crawford in the movie.
According to Eonline, Pierce wandered the streets of Antrim, Northern Ireland, with a wooden cane, sporting a balding grey wig and matching eyebrows. He also donned a dark three-piece suit with numerous war medals on it. Pierce waved to fans gathered around him on set as the Irish town was transformed into a French village in many pictures.
The plot of The Last Rifleman is based on a true story. After losing his wife, Artie escapes from his Northern Ireland care home and goes on a difficult journey to France to celebrate the D-Day landings on June 6, 2014. During his journey, he gains the courage to confront his past as he pays his final respects to his best friend, who died on June 6, 1944.
Kevin Fitzpatrick, the film’s writer, also shared something related to it.
“journey caught the nation’s attention and highlighted the spirit that epitomized the Second World War generation. I was enthralled by this story and the motives that drive a man near the end of his life on a quest to a place that must hold only painful memories.”
The Last Rifleman is scheduled to hit cinemas next year. Obviously 007 won’t take on this look for every role, but it was a big change for this outing. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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