Pierce Brosnan To Play French King

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May 7, 2013 | 5:55pm EST

Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan is to portray King Louis XIV in a new fantasy film.
The Irish actor is slated to play the French leader, opposite Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, in the movie adaptation of author Vonda McIntyre’s novel The Sun & The Moon, according to Screen Daily.
The film chronicles King Louis’ attempts to capture a mermaid, played by Bingbing, in the late 1700s.
The movie is set to be pitched to potential international buyers at the Cannes Film Festival in France this month.