Pierce Brosnan to star in Chinese movie ‘Double Lives’

Irish actor Pierce Brosnan

Irish actor Pierce Brosnan has signed up to star in the Chinese-American co-production of “Double Lives” estimated to have a budget of $100 million.

Brosnan will star alongside Billy Zane and Brit Morgan. 

The director, Rob Cohen, collaborated with Jet Li in "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" in 2008 which was also a Chinese-American co-production.

Although Brosnan was absent from a press conference that took place in China last week, Zane, who played Rose’s fiancé Caledon 'Cal' Hockley in the “Titanic” and Morgan, who plays Debbie Pelt in “True Blood", both attended.

Brosnan sent an email apologizing for his absence and promised to take part in the filming, which begins in September.

Cohen said he plans to use a strong Chinese element to this new movie including using a lot of Chinese actors.

Zane said the movie is a story about a treasure hunt while police from China and the U.S. work together to track down an international criminal. The actor said the film had comedic elements similar to Jim Carrey's style.

It is reported the cast crew will visit some outdoor lots in Beijing, Hangzhou and Hengdian, preparing for the film's shooting.

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