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Brosnan joins Abba musical Mamma Mia!

PierceBrosnan.jpgCan you believe that Pierce Brosnan is set to join the cast of Mamma Mia! in the film adaptation of the popular musical? Yes, I could hardly believe it either.

Brosnan will play one of the men summoned to the wedding of a woman who believes that she has found her long lost father in one of the three men she invites to her wedding. Apparently his part of Sam calls for a duet with Meryl Streep with the Abba classic S.O.S.!

Brosnan sums up his involvement extremely convincingly in comments to Variety:

"I said yes right away because it meant working with Meryl Streep," Brosnan told Daily Variety. "Secondly, I saw the show with my family in London, and found it just so wonderfully happy and joyful, and so pitched in time forever in the 1970s. What a kick in the pants, to be able to go off and spend time with Meryl on some Greek island, singing ABBA songs."

It's quite a departure from his roles to date, and although since Bond he's been making a concerted effort to play characters who are more and more away from his safety zone, this is perhaps the furthest yet.

Sounds interesting, Mamma Mia fans, what do you think of the casting?





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I have to say, so far, so good! ;D

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