According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pierce Brosnan has signed up for the sci-fi thriller Youth, based on the 2016 short story of the same name from Brett Marty.
Marty will direct and co-write the feature, which takes place in the near future and features a popular commodity titled, “Renewal,” which allows a person to rewind their body’s biological clock back to its prime. Brosnan will play an ad-tech engineer named Joel, who undergoes the procedure in order to prolong his already lengthy career. Unfortunately, his renewal goes awry and actually accelerates his age, which forces him to seek out a more dangerous procedure, during which he uncovers the dark origins of technology and must warn the world before his time runs out.
Josh Izenberg and America Whitcomb will serve as co-writers, while Jib Polhemus, Paul Schiff and Martin Brennan will produce.
Brosnan was recently seen in the TV series The Son; and the films Final Score and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. He’s also currently working on six other projects, including Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, The King’s Daughter, False Positive, The Misfits, Cinderella and The Medusa.