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Pierce Brosnan sports Gerry Adams look to play ex-IRA member in new film

Pierce Brosnan has sported a look remarkably similar to Gerry Adams for a new film, in which the former Bond actor plays an ex-IRA man turned government official.

Brosnan was snapped in a smart suit and tie, with a greying white beard and glasses in a look many have said bears an uncanny resemblance to the current Louth TD and Sinn Fein president Adams.

Gerry Adams has always denied being in the IRA.

Brosnan, 62, is playing the character of Liam Hennessy for a film based on the book 'The Chinaman' by Stephen Leather.

In retaliation to the storm around the similarity between the pair Gerry Adams took to Twitter saying: "I never knew Pierce Brosnan was so good looking".

He also recorded an humorous 'interview' with An Phoblacht where he did an impersonation of the former Bond star.

Adams said: "The name's Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan."

The Internet Movie Database says the thriller has a working title of 'The Foreigner'.

"The IRA took his family. The police looked the other way. Now he must get revenge," was the reported catchline for the film.

Brosnan played British agent James Bond in four films from 1994 until 2005.

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