Pierce Brosnan to star in A&E's 'Stephen King's Bag of Bones'

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A&E will air a four-hour mini-series based on Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, the network announced today. Pierce Brosnan will play a bestselling novelist still grieving the loss of his wife when a mysterious dream sends him back to their lake house in rural Maine. Annabeth Gish will also star, and production begins next month in Nova Scotia. The two-night event is slated for late 2011.


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  • Marc

    Good casting! I enjoyed the novel.

  • Nigel

    Annabeth Gish is a dreamgirl, that’s for sure.

  • Denna

    I’m psyched! I loved Bag of Bones :-)

  • Jay

    This is a great story. It truly flies under the radar of all of King’s work. Cant wait to see how it turns out

  • Amber

    Looking forward to this…Stephen King is one of my favorite writers & it is always interesting to see his work brought into television/film form

  • Diana deProphetis

    This has been my favorite book for the past ten years and I’m really disappointed in this casting. After years of waiting for a tv or movie version they have Pierce Brosnan? I’m assuming he’s going to play Mike Noonan but in the book the character in his mid-late 30s. Which Pierce is obviously not.

  • Diana deProphetis

    I could be wrong about Noonan’s age but he’s definitely not as old as Bronan!

    • Jay

      nitpicking a bit, aren’t you? Whether or not Noonan is mid 30’s or older will not make the story any better or worse. In fact, the older age could make the backstory fit together nicer

  • Dicazi

    Love the book, love Pierce Brosnan. Age doesn’t matter, IF they do it right. King adaptation have a better track record on TV than in theaters.

    • Diana deProphetis

      I’m with you if they do it right. *crosses fingers that they do*!

  • BookWorm

    Just kill me now. Why is it King always gets the shaft and is stuck making his movies on tv? They always suck and I never get past the first 10 minutes. I realize it is hard to make a book into a movie but come on, regular cable? Do us a favor Uncle Stevie and learn to produce these on your own.

  • Douglas

    Oh dear. I really liked this book, but I have an ever-growing aversion to Brosnan. Only yesterday I saw MOMMA MIA. If they REALLY want to frighten the viewers and fill them with soul-numbing horror, just have Brosnan “sing” some more.

    • Dicazi

      I admire him for not only taking “safe” roles.

  • Kim

    Are you sure this is going to be on A&E, because I read the book, and the main character doesn’t hoard anything, go to storage lockers, or hunt men or critters. So I’m not seeing how this fits in to the A&E’s current profile of turning out reality-based ****. Maybe they are trying to turn themselves around. I used to watch that channel all the time when they lived up to their name.

  • jzhunagev

    I always imagine John Cusack as Mike Noonan. But he already starred in 1408, so there’s that…

  • Jennifer

    Bag of Bones is my all-time favorite Stephen King book. I really hope they do it justice!!!

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