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Watch: Jackie Chan takes on Pierce Brosnan in trailer for IRA-thriller The Foreigner

The trailer for IRA thriller The Foreigner has been released online, as Jackie Chan takes on Pierce Brosnan - who bears a close resemblance to Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

Directed by Martin Campbell, The Foreigner sees Chan's character seek revenge for the death of his daughter following a terrorist bombing in London.

This leads him to the man responsible Liam Hennessy, played by Brosnan, who is an ex-IRA man turned government minister.

In the two-minute trailer, Brosnan is heard speaking with an Northern Irish accent, as well as looking uncannily similar to Mr Adams (68).

The Navan-born actor (62) was pictured filming scenes for the movie in London last year, prompting the politician to tweet:  "I never knew Pierce Brosnan was so good looking".

Brosnan previously played an IRA man in The Long Good Friday in 1980 - bringing him to the attention of Hollywood.

The Foreigner is based on Stephen Leather's breakthrough 1992 novel The Chinaman and will be released in cinemas in the US in October.

A release date for the UK and Ireland has not yet been confirmed.

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