It’s BROSNAN – Pierce Brosnan! So say our inside sources...
For weeks now we’ve wondered, called, researched and dug to solve the mystery of who will star in Stephen Kings’ much anticipated mini-series Bag of Bones…and we’re pretty sure we’ve nailed it.
Last November it was announced that Brosnan had signed a development deal with Sony Pictures with plans to create a 'PI' style show. The former Bond Man would return to TV (remember Remington Steele) with a show created by ER writer/producer Jack Orman…not in the lead, but in a smaller role with Brosnan’s production company working together with Sony Pictures Television (source deadlineTV.com)…well anyway…nothing's moving on that project – but that did form a thread for us to Sony Pictures and…
To what we learned just yesterday from our sources…
While the contracts are still being finessed - Pierce Brosnan is set to star as Mike Noonan.
Our last contact with the Halifax production office confirmed the start date for shooting in Nova Scotia slated, as originally scheduled, on July 6, 2011 – BUT with the deal still to be done - we’re wondering if that start date will be affected…hmmm
A&E Picks Up Pierce Brosnan-Stephen King 'Bag of Bones' Miniseries 7/22/2011 by Lindsay Powers
Filming begins next month on the four-hour special, produced by Sony Pictures Television.
A&E has picked up the Pierce Brosnan-Stephen King four-part miniseries Bag of Bones. our editor recommends
The four-hour miniseries, based off King’s New York Times bestselling novel, will air over two nights in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Anabeth Gish will also star. Mick Garris will direct and Matt Venne wrote the script. It will be filmed in Nova Scotia, Canada. Production begins next month.
Brosnan plays a man who is unable to stop grieving for his wife, who died suddenly. After returning to the lakeside retreat they shared, he inadvertently gets involved in a local custody battle – while having nightmares about his dead wife.
It's produced by Sony Pictures Television for A&E. Executive producers are Mark Sennett for Mark Sennet Entertainment, Inc., Mick Garris for Nice Guy Productions, Inc., Stewart Mackinnon for Headline Pictures Limited and Craig Sheftell. Brian Gary and David Davoli are the co-executive producers.
EXCLUSIVE: A&E Network has greenlighted for production Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, a two-night, four-hour mini-series starring Pierce Brosnan. Annabeth Gish will co-star in the project, based on Stephen King's bestselling novel. Kelly Rowland also is expected to join the cast of the mini, from Sony Pictures Television, which will premiere on A&E in the fourth quarter of 2011. Mick Garris will direct from a script by Matt Venne. Filming is scheduled to begin next month in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Bag of Bones centers on bestselling novelist Mike Noonan (Brosnan), who is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo (Gish). A dream inspires him to return to the couple's lakeside retreat in western Maine where he becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child's enormously wealthy grandfather, the mysterious ghostly visitations, the ever-escalating nightmares and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him.
Bag of Bones is executive produced by Mark Sennett for Mark Sennet Entertainment, Mick Garris for Nice Guy Prods., Stewart Mackinnon for Headline Pictures and Craig Sheftell. Brian Gary and David Davoli are the co-executive producers. Garris, Sennett and Venne had been working on a Bag of Bones adaptation for several years, originally as a feature and then as a mini.
This is the second high-profile miniseries fronted by a movie star to be greenlighted at a A&E Network over the past couple of months. A&E's sibling History in May picked up The Hatfields and McCoys, starring Oscar winner Kevin Costner. CAA-repped Brosnan is already in business with Sony Pictures TV on an international private investigator series project from veteran ER writer-producer Jack Orman. Gish is with Innovative and Thruline.
A&E NETWORK TO PRESENT 'STEPHEN KING'S BAG OF BONES'
FOUR-HOUR MINI SERIES BASED ON KING'S ICONIC BESTSELLING SUPERNATURAL THRILLER STARRING PIERCE BROSNAN TO PREMIERE FOURTH QUARTER 2011
NEW YORK, NY - July 22, 2011 - A&E Network will begin production next month on "Stephen King's Bag of Bones," a four-hour epic mini-series thrill-ride based on the New York Times number one bestselling novel, featuring Pierce Brosnan's return to television. The two-night event from Sony Pictures Television is scheduled to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2011.
"Bag of Bones" will also star Anabeth Gish, with additional cast to be announced shortly. Mick Garris is set to direct the Matt Venne penned script, based on The New York Times #1 bestseller by Stephen King. Filming will take place in Nova Scotia, Canada.
"Bag of Bones" is the story of grief and lost love's enduring bonds, an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire and a new love haunted by past secrets. Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, played by Pierce Brosnan, is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo. A dream inspires him to return to the couple's lakeside retreat in western Maine where he becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child's enormously wealthy grandfather, the mysterious ghostly visitations, the ever-escalating nightmares and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him.
"Bag of Bones" is produced by Sony Pictures Television for A&E. Executive producers are Mark Sennett for Mark Sennet Entertainment, Inc., Mick Garris for Nice Guy Productions, Inc., Stewart Mackinnon for Headline Pictures Limited and Craig Sheftell. Brian Gary and David Davoli are the co-executive producers.
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Rose lands role in 'Bag of Bones' Tony Award winner also appeared in 'Good Wife' By Stuart Levine
EXCLUSIVE: Anika Noni Rose has been cast in A&E's upcoming Stephen King miniseries "Bag of Bones."
Rose will play Sara Tidwell, a blues singer who haunts a bestselling novelist (Pierce Brosnan) embroiled in a bitter custody battle.
Four-hour mini is set to premiere on A&E in the fourth quarter.
Actress is a Tony Award winner for her role in "Caroline, or Change," had a guest performance as a politician in the most recent season of CBS' "The Good Wife" and co-starred in the bigscreen version of "Dreamgirls."
Melissa George: "When People Watch Your Work You Hope They Feel Something" By GlobalGrind
GlobalGrind caught up with Australian actress Melissa George to talk about her upcoming film Bag of Bones, based off of Stephen King’s well-known novel.
The film stars actor Pierce Brosnan as Mike Noonan, an author who is going through a major writer’s block after the death of his wife, Jo.
Melissa plays Mattie, a town outcast that Pierce helps claim custody of her daughter after the child's grandfather tries to shun her from society.
Melissa is not only stunningly gorgeous, but she has also entertained us over in the years in such films and TV shows as: 30 Days Of Night, Alias, Grey's Anatomy, In Treatment and many, many others.
GG: We know you are in the process of filming Bags Of Bones, how is it going?
Melissa George: It is going really well. Meeting Pierce was great, he’s lovely to work with. Got a good attitude, and the costumes are great, the director’s great, the shoot is beautiful. I haven’t done the heavy work really, I’ve done two major scenes yesterday, but I’ve got the bulk of the work next week.
What is your preparation for a role like this?
Really it’s about reading the script. And then getting the director’s take on it and reading the book and the idea is that I’m the lead female in the book and I fall in love with Pierce's character. There’s going to be a great age difference … an age gap. She’s very bouncy and happy. She comes across Pierce's character and starts to represent the wife that he lost and she helps put the pieces together so he can discover what really happened to his dead wife. She’s almost like the woman who changes his life.
It’s just great. Look at the setting … it’s a log cabin in the middle of Nova Scotia on the river and my dress is sort of very 50’s. It’s a very happy role, very bouncy, very cheery. I tend to go for a more dramatic role, but it was a good one! So fun! So good!
When you start a new project, what are your biggest fears and what are your greatest hopes?
It’s going to be the largest thing I have ever had movie-wise. I think because it is a four hour tele-movie you’re going to get more and the fact that Pierce took it on, it says a lot about the quality of the job. Also, the director … I worked with him 10 years ago and the fact that he just hired me without even reading was such an honor and when I got on set, the camera crew was just so good between Pierce and I, that the studio is just very happy. It's so great to be opposite a leading man, with such an amazing career and as a female, you know that for sure you always want to be put alongside the best possible leading man. You want them to [be] better than you in many ways, or their stature to be bigger and I think it makes me want to be a better actress. It makes me stretch myself a little bit. I just hope it comes out great, I think it will! The script is dynamite!
[/b]Who did you grow up loving as actors, or directors, or movies?[/b]
I’m really into cinema. I love anything like Belle de Jour, Catherine de Neuve, and Fellini films, I like Hitchcock movies. I love Almodovar films. One of my all time favorite movies is a Chinese movie called “In The Mood For Love,"...anything that tells a story in such a subtle way. I also like watching films, like for example the movie that made me want to be an actress was “Last Exit to Brooklyn” and when I watched that movie I said to my mother that’s so heavy, what it that? Is it a documentary? My mother said no, that’s the role of an actress … to portray a character in a way that makes the audience believe it’s really real. And I said and they pay you for that? She said yes. I didn’t know that you could go to work and portray all these different people and come home and have another life. It’s an amazing job. I don’t know how to say it but when people watch your work you hope that they feel something, and that they learn something about maybe themselves. It’s all about therapy.
Two young actresses have joined the cast of A&E's four-hour adaptation of the Stephen King novel "Bag of Bones" from director Mick Garris: Caitlin Carmichael, who has credits in both "True Blood" and "Dexter", is playing Kyra Devore while local Canadian thespian Fiona Forsythe has signed on for an as yet unnamed character.
But the real news according to Sea and be Scene is that talk of a Stephen King cameo in the project comes from one of the "higher ups" on the production – with the word being King (pictured right) would be playing a clergyman.
"Bag of Bones", starring Melissa George, Pierce Brosnan, Annabeth Gish, and Anika Noni Rose, continues to shoot in Nova Scotia with a wrap set for September 28th. It centers on bestselling novelist Mike Noonan (Brosnan), who is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife, Jo (Gish).
A dream inspires him to return to the couple's lakeside retreat in western Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow (George) and the child's enormously wealthy grandfather while dealing with mysterious ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him. Garris is directing from a script by Matt Venne.
90210' fav cast in Stephen King's 'Bag of Bones' by James Hibberd
A&E’s Bag of Bones miniseries just added a familiar name from Beverly Hills, 90210.
Jason Priestley is been cast in the project, playing the main character’s literary agent. Bones is based on a Stephen King novel about a writer (Pierce Brosnan) trying to recover from the death of his wife while staying at their lakeside retreat in Maine, where he begins to realize she still has something to tell him. The news comes after Priestley just joined the cast of another cable project based on a King novel — Syfy’s Haven.
Also: Bones has cast William Schallert, whose career spans from appearances in Wagon Train to True Blood, as the father-in-law of a young mother (Melissa George) going through a custody battle. The four-hour event will air later this year.
Post by piercebrosnanhot on Sept 4, 2011 20:32:33 GMT -5
Former Bond star spotted in Brooklyn
Pierce Brosnan was on set at Shirley’s Pizza in Brooklyn Aug. 26. (Ashley Thompson photo) Published on August 30, 2011 Published on August 30, 2011 Ashley Thompson Topics : Sony , Brooklyn , Nova Scotia
Pierce Brosnan is the star of an upcoming TV miniseries that had the former 007 actor on location at Shirley’s Pizza in Brooklyn last week.
Brosnan will portray the character of Mike Noonan, a troubled writer coping with the sudden death of his beloved wife, in an adaptation of Stephen King’s best seller Bag of Bones.
The miniseries, directed by Mick Garris, is expected to run in two parts on A&E in late 2011.
Filming of the Sony Pictures Television production is scheduled to wrap in Nova Scotia Sept. 28.
Brosnan, who posed for some photo ops with excited locals between takes, finished filming in Brooklyn Aug. 26.
A representative from Sony Pictures Television Halifax office declined to comment on the production process when invited to do so Aug. 26. Brosnan was also unavailable for comment as a publicist was not present on set.