Pierce Brosnan is set to star in “Youth,”, the feature film from writer/director Brett Marty based on his 2016 short film of the same name. This film is also set to be the directorial debut for Brett Marty.
“Youth” is co-written by Marty, Josh Izenberg and Amelia Whitcomb. Jib Polhemus, Paul Schiff and Martin Brennan will produce alongside executive producers Laura Bickford and Hannah Leader with Joshua Izenberg as co-producer.
The film is set in a future not far from now, where “Renewal” has become the world’s hottest (and most expensive) commodity. Joel (Brosnan), who’s 67, will portray an engineer in the near future who’s about to retire at age 70, after a lengthy career. Not wanting to lose him, his company pays for him and his wife Alice to undergo “Renewal” — a procedure to rewind his body’s biological clock back to its prime, a luxury promising a second chance. Alice emerges from the operation in her 20s, but for Joel, the procedure goes tragically wrong. Rather than make him younger, his aging begins accelerating rapidly, and his remaining years evaporate into mere weeks. Trapped in a decaying body, and watching his 45-year marriage disintegrate, Joel becomes desperate enough to force another, more dangerous procedure. Uncovering the dark origins of the technology along the way, Joel must somehow stay alive long enough to reveal to the world what is happening, before it is too late.
Highland Film Group is handling the international rights for the science-fiction thriller, with CAA Media Finance handling domestic. Sales will launch at this month’s Marché du Film Online.
Brosnan is best known for starring as James Bond in the four films prior to Daniel Craig taking on the role, starting with “GoldenEye” and ending with “Die Another Day.” He is slated to play the King in Sony’s & Columbia Pictures Camila Cabello-led “Cinderella”. He’ll next be seen in the Netflix film Eurovision, A24’s False Positive, and Renny Harlin’s The Misfits.
Brett Marty has directed other short films including Albatross and The Fiddler.
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