Pierce Brosnan is set to star opposite Owen Wilson in Crime Scene Pictures’ thriller The Coup.

The James Bond star will play a “heroic government operative” in the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Brosnan will be joining Owen Wilson, who will play a man who has to protect his family when they are caught up in a violent coup in Asia.

It is further reported that producer Steve Alexander said that he was “thrilled” to have the star on board.

He added: "Having Pierce step into the role of a mysterious and ultimately heroic government operative is the perfect compliment to Owen's everyman dilemma."

The thriller will be directed by John Erick Dowdle, who wrote the script with his brother Drew Dowdle.