For many, many moviegoers Pierce Brosnan will always be James Bond––and for some he’ll always be Remington Steele, but in either case, the image of a smooth operator, master of stealth and man of action is one he’ll always carry with him. In his latest film, which finds him teaming up with Emma Thompson and director Joel Hopkins, Brosnan is yet again involved in a caper, but this time around instead of a super spy he’s an everyman thrust into action when he can think of no other way to recoup his stolen life savings than to steal a diamond from the man responsible. Instead of gadgets and the MI6 at his back, he has his only ex-wife and some neighborly pals to help him out.
Needless to say, The Love Punch finds Brosnan, Thompson and company having quite a lot of fun, and fans too can rejoice in this easy romp that harkens back to both classic comedies like The Pink Panther, and the granddaddy of all heist films To Catch A Thief.
In a recent phone interview Brosnan spoke about the project, finally working with his longtime friend Emma Thompson, longevity in the film business and what’s next in store for him.