Pierce Brosnan has come on board Scott Mann’s soccer thriller “Final Score” opposite Dave Bautista, Alexandra Dinu and Julian Cheung.
Signature Entertainment’s Marc Goldberg is producing alongside The Fyzz Facility’s Robert Jones, James Harris, Mark Lane, and Wayne Marc Godfrey. Babak Eftekhari will co-produce, with Elizabeth Williams executive producing.
Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier will handle global sales and serve as executive producers alongside Mark Canton, Courtney Solomon, Zac Adler and David Sullivan. The Gersh Agency is co-representing U.S. rights.
Highland Film Group introduced the project in February at the Berlin Film Festival.
Shooting will begin on Aug. 8 in London at West Ham United’s iconic Upton Park Stadium, which has been the home of Premier League soccer club for over 100 years. West Ham United will be relocating to Olympic Stadium in East London next season and the venue will be handed over to a British property developer following production.
Mann is directing from a script by The Brothers Lynch and Jonathan Frank, in which the stadium is seized during a sporting event by a group of heavily armed criminals demanding ransom. An ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save the 35,000 capacity crowd, one of which is the daughter of his fallen comrade.
“Final Score may be set in London but truly it’s a story that’s relatable the world over,” said Jones. “Scott Mann’s vision has scale, white knuckle tension, humor and heart.”
Brosnan recently completed production on Martin Campbell’s “The Foreigner,” co-starring Jackie Chan and produced by The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey. He will star in “Across the River and into the Trees,” based on Ernest Hemingway’s novel of the same name, which will also be directed by Campbell.
Brosnan is currently filming AMC’s new drama series “The Son,” based on the Philipp Meyer novel about the rise and fall of a Texas oil family. Brosnan also stars in the soon-to-be released thriller “I.T.,” produced by his production company Irish DreamTime, alongside Voltage Pictures and Friendly Films.
Bautista was previously seen in Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” and Sony-MGM’s “Spectre,” starring Daniel Craig, and most recently wrapped production on Matthias Hoene’s “Warrior’s Gate” for EuropaCorp.
Brosnan is represented by CAA. Bautista is repped by The Gersh Agency