NAVAN’S MOST famous son Pierce Brosnan is set for the role of a lifetime.
Well, the second role of a lifetime.
The former James Bond actor has joined the cast of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s much-anticipated superhero film Black Adam.
The 67-year-old is to play the character Dr Fate, who is one of the founding members of the Justice Society in the DC Comics universe. No, us neither.
Brosnan’s casting comes nearly 20 years on from his last outing as 007 in 2002’s Die Another Day.
Since then, he has carved out an eclectic post-Bond career with highlights including The Matador, Mamma Mia and The Foreigner.
In the latter, he played a Sinn Féin politician who may or may not be based on a real-life political figure going up against a vengeful Jackie Chan.
More recently, he was on scene-stealing form in the Will Ferrell comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.
Brosnan’s casting in Black Adam was announced by Johnson on Instagram.
Johnson said: "Such a pleasure to announce the final member of our #JusticeSociety, the bad ass statesman, Mr @PierceBrosnanOfficial as the iconic and all knowing, DR. FATE.
"I'm grateful to have such a talented, diverse and hungry cast. The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change..."
Brosnan said: "Aloha @therock Looking forward to working with you and playing the role of Dr Fate in the company of all."
Brosnan joins alongsideAldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone.
Production on Black Adam is due to begin next month, Jaume Collet-Serra is directing