Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson team up in Joel Hopkins’ romantic comedy caper, The Love Punch, about a divorced couple who embark on a whirlwind action adventure across Europe to recover their retirement savings after it’s embezzled by an unscrupulous French businessman (Laurent Lafitte). The story is funny, sexy and occasionally poignant as the characters navigate middle age, survive the financial crisis, and rekindle their love for each other. Now playing in limited release, The Love Punch was shot on location in France and also stars Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and Louise Bourgoin.
In a 2-on-1 interview at the film’s recent press day, Brosnan spoke about how fantastic it was working with Thompson, the appeal of the role, how the film pokes fun at some of his most iconic performances, dressing up in a wetsuit, nailing the screwball comedy tone of the movie, the excitement of shooting on location in Versailles, his collaboration with long-time friend and producing partner Beau St. Clair, his upcoming projects including A Long Way Down, November Man, How to Make Love Like an Englishman, The Coup, Survivor, The Moon and the Sun, rumors of a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, and ideas for a follow-up to The Love Punch. Check out the interview after the jump.