General News

Pierce Brosnan 'Wanted' $42 Million' To Play Bond Again

By:
Feb 15, 2005 | 10:01am EST

Pierce Brosnan was dropped from playing James Bond because he demanded $42 million to reprise his role as the super spy for a fifth time.

Producers balked at the demand and axed the 51-year-old Irishman--in favor of finding a new 007 for the upcoming 21st Bond blockbuster Casino Royale.

Brosnan has spoken of being "surprised, disappointed and saddened" that Die Another Day, which grossed $456 million will be his last outing as 007--but claims his wage "was an honest fee in terms of how much blood, sweat and tears I put into the role".

But industry magazine Variety's editor-in-chief Peter Bart says Brosnan "priced himself out of the market" with a reported "compensation package" that "would total north of $40 million".

Article Copyright World Entertainment News Network All Rights Reserved.

More General News