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THE MOVIE: After the Sunset

Pierce Brosnan • Salma Hayek • Woody Harrelson
DIRECTOR: Brett Ratner

Max (Pierce Brosnan) and Lola (Salma Hayek) THE CONCEPT:
Master thief, Max (Brosnan) and his beautiful accomplice Lola (Hayek), pull their final job and retire to the Bahamas to enjoy the rest of their lives together. But FBI agent Stan Lloyd (Harrelson) follows them, convinced that they are plotting to steal the Napoleon diamond, which coincidentally arrived on the island the same time they did.

U.S. RELEASE: November 12 2004, Nationwide
• Rated: PG-13


I just like heist movies. I grew up on them, The Anderson Tapes, The Italian Job. To Catch a Thief is another one thats the ultimate blueprint in many ways. When I was doing Remington Steele, and Bob Butler was the director, he said, Were doing an old movie here. So I immersed myself back into those movies with Cary Grant. Maybe some sense of performance stuck.

Ive always been a fan of Pierce and wanted to work with him for a long time. Hes a very talented actor, and in this movie, his character is very relaxed, spontaneous; sometimes even goofy. You will see him with this messy hair, a little beard he looks so handsome. It suits him.

When I read this script, I said, I want to do this movie so bad. And its great to be working with New Line because I think as a studio theyre very original and fresh. They try things. And so between Brett Radner, who is a great film maker, the great cast and the script that was unlike any heist film Id ever seen, which was so original and had the potential for a lot of humor, I was sold.

I read this script and I thought that it could be an entertaining movie, and ensemble piece, with a bit of heist, with a bit of romance, a buddy movie, and thanks to Brett Ratner, with a Herculean effort he really brought this to what you see. Its because hes got a good finger thats on the pulse of the pop culture of life and music, and whats sexy. He has a passion for making films.

Its definitely got adventure. Its a heist movie its sexy and it makes you want to go on vacation. Its going to be one of those movies that everybody will like and have a good time with. Its a movie for everyone!

I didnt know Pierce very well, but once I started hanging with him I realized that hes a lot like me. Hes definitely a hippie. Hes got that image of James Bond but hes a hippie, theres that side to him that he hardly gets to show.

I liked Woodys work. We kind of knew each other indirectly over the years from the days of Remington Steele and Cheers. I think that if you really like someone, and you have a kind of respect for them, and the scenes are written well, it [turns out] fine. Its a matter of supporting each other and having trust. We got along great from the get go.

Written by Judy Sloane. Back to top

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