Since his James Bond days, Pierce Brosnan seems to alternate between being an action star in a corny thriller or a love interest in a corny comedy. Hopefully someday he’ll get another role as juicy in his one in 2010’s The Ghost Writer.
But in his latest film Survivor, he’s the good guy gone bad, playing one of the world’s top assassins, codenamed The Watchmaker. He frames a French diplomat (Milla Jovovich) for a terrorist bombing and seeks to have her killed, forcing her to go on the run and clear her name. Here’s the official synopsis:
After being mysteriously framed for a terrorist bombing, a Foreign Service Officer (Milla Jovovich) must evade government capture and death by a ruthless assassin (Pierce Brosnan) in order to stop the real perpetrators’ master—and much deadlier—plan.
James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) directs this action thriller that also stars Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett, and Robert Forster. Survivor releases May 29. Watch the trailer below: