Earlier in the year it was reported that Pierce Brosnan‘s action thriller The November Man was R-rated. But then its rating was surrendered, leading some to speculate that the studio chickened out and decided to go the PG-13 route.
Good news. It’s not true, the movie is R-rated. The November Man is R-rated for “strong violence including a sexual assault, language, sexuality/nudity and brief drug use.” In fact RopeofSilicon is reporting that it’s ‘Hard R’, which pretty much sounds just like that description. It’s going to be good to see Brosnan return to action territory but also to do it in brutal fashion.
“Code named ‘The November Man’, Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who has been enjoying a quiet life in Switzerland. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement for one last mission, he must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko). He soon uncovers this assignment marks him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred. With a screenplay by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger’s novel “There are No Spies” from the bestselling November Man book series, THE NOVEMBER MAN is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage. Directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, No Way Out, Thirteen Days), the film is produced by Beau St. Clair of Irish DreamTime and Sriram Das of Das Films.”
The November Man is released August 27th. And just for kicks, here’s that awesome trailer again. Probably the best trailer this year alongside David Ayer’s Fury trailer.