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'A Long Way Down' premieres in New York

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07-05-2014 03:01 BJT

Magnolia Pictures' new dark comedy "A Long Way Down" has premiered in New York this week. In an interview to promote it, two of the film's stars Pierce Brosnan and Toni Collette said the cast and crew developed strong ties during shooting. Here's more on that.

"A Long Way Down" stars Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogene Poots as four strangers.

"A Long Way Down" stars Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogene Poots as four strangers.

"A Long Way Down" stars Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogene Poots as four strangers. They all show up at the same place and the same time on New Year's Eve with the intention of killing themselves. However, the group eventually ends up forming an unlikely self-help unit.

Brosnan says the cast and crew really bonded while shooting the indie flick in London.

"It was a beautiful experience. It was great to go to work every day and there's been a continuity of a relationship that's kept up it's then through the four of us and that doesn't often happen in films." Pierce Brosnan said.

"A Long Way Down" is adapted from Nick Hornby's dark comic novel. Hornby also penned "About A Boy" and "High Fidelity," which were also adapted into films. 

Collette says it was Hornby's talent that convinced her to do the movie.

"His writing is so fantastic. It's just so - it just reflects real life and real people but he does it in a way that traverses both real poignancy and depth and something so hilarious. He's just brilliant, with the dialogue brilliant and the book was written in diary form and Jack Thorne - as we said - he's just done the most incredible adaptation and it was the right group of people. I think the stars aligned and we all had a brilliant time." Toni Collette said.

This is just the latest of a number of unconventional roles Brosnan has taken on since he's ended his time as James Bond.

"The grandiose days of (James) Bond sit there on the shelf but there's other work to explore and to do. This is the job I do and I don't know what else to do at this point in my life. So, it always starts with the script and luckily I like to make a living but I'm not motivated by the money or the grandeur of it all. I've had that but I love being in the company of fine actors." Pierce Brosnan said.

"A Long Way Down" opens in theaters in New York on July the 11th. 

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