As reported in Variety, Deadline and Screen Daily, Pierce Brosnan will star in the leading role in tech thriller “Youth” produced by Jib Polhemus, Paul Schiff and Martin Brennan alongside executive producers Laura Bickford and Preiskel & Co’s Hannah Leader, which is due to be advertised to buyers at the Cannes (virtual) market later this month.
As summarised by Deadline: “The pic is set in a future not far from now, where “Renewal” has become the world’s hottest (and most expensive) commodity — a procedure to rewind your body’s biological clock back to its prime. Joel (Brosnan), an ad-tech engineer, is about to retire at age 70, after a lengthy career. Not wanting to lose him, his company pays for him and his wife Alice to Renew — a luxury promising a second chance. Alice emerges from the operation in her 20s, but for Joel, the procedure goes tragically wrong. Rather than make him younger, his aging begins accelerating rapidly, and his remaining years evaporate into mere weeks. Trapped in a decaying body, and watching his 45-year marriage disintegrate, Joel becomes desperate enough to force another, more dangerous procedure. Uncovering the dark origins of the technology along the way, Joel must somehow stay alive long enough to reveal to the world what is happening, before it is too late.”
Preiskel & Co has been retained to act as production counsel for the film and, having recently advised the production team in concluding Brosnan’s talent agreement, the team will now turn to advising on the picture’s financing among other productions aspects.