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Relativity has set Pierce Brosnan spy movie November Man for release in the U.S. on August 27, the Wednesday before the Labor Day holiday weekend. At the same time, the company is pushing back the release of Natalie Portman‘s high-profile Western Jane Got a Gun from its original release date of Friday, Aug. 29. A new release date has not yet been announced.
Directed by Roger Donaldson, November Man is Brosnan’s longtime passion project. The former James Bond star plays an ex-CIA operative who is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil.
The actioner, which is based on the novel There Are No Spies by Bill Granger and a screenplay by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek, also stars Olga Kurylenko and Luke Bracey.
Brosnan’s Irish DreamTime and Das Films produced the project, in association with The Solution Entertainment Group, Merced Media Partners and Palmstar Media Capital. Beau St. Clair and Sriram Das are the producers on the project.
November Man is the second teaming of Relativity with Donaldson, who directed 2008’s The Bank Job. Relativity picked up November Man for U.S. distribution in early April.
With the departure of Jane Got a Gun, the remaining wide releases for Labor Day weekend include Lionsgate’s horror pic Jessabelle, Universal’s thriller The Loft and, on Wednesday, The Weinstein Co.’s animated pic Underdogs.
Jane Got a Gun, which co-stars Noah Emmerich, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton, made headlines as filming began when director Lynne Ramsay dropped out and the project underwent numerous cast changes as Michael Fassbender left, and Jude Law and Bradley Cooper both joined the project and then dropped out. Edgerton took over the role vacated by Fassbender, while McGregor took on the villain character Law and Cooper were hired to play.
The Weinstein Co. and Relativity teamed up to handle U.S. distribution for the Western, which was directed by Gavin O’Connor.
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