Pierce Brosnan set to star in 'Bonded' with son Sean
Former James Bond franchise star Pierce Brosnan is set to co-star in the thriller "Bonded" with his son, Sean Brosnan, who will also produce - reports TheWrap
Mo Ramchandani ("Devil's Creek") will direct from his own screenplay, which is based on true events that took place in El Monte, Calif. in the early '90s.
The "Oliver Twist"-esque story follows a Mexican teenager named Jesus who, after the death of his mother, is sold by his father and smuggled into America, where he's forced to work as a bonded slave laborer in a Los Angeles sweatshop.
While imprisoned there, he befriends a young woman named Elena. But when she is claimed by a sex trafficker, Jesus must make a daring escape in order to rescue her.
Ramchandani tells TheWrap that both Brosnans will be playing cops in the movie.
The filmmaker, who grew up in London with Sean Brosnan, is in the process of casting the male lead.
"I want to make movies that not only entertain people, but also empower, educate and inspire them," said Ramchandani, a principal of Avatar Entertainment Group.
Pierce Brosnan's Irish DreamTime and Beau St. Clair are expected to serve as executive producers on the project, which is scheduled to begin production in September.
Pierce Brosnan is represented by CAA, while Sean Brosnan is represented by Independent Talent Group and Alchemy Entertainment.
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