The Matador: According to Moviehole, filmmaker Richard Shepard tells Moviehole that financing has come through for The Matador, a film he plans to make with Pierce Brosnan.

"We finally got the green light from Stratus Films. Pierce Brosnan is starring and we start shooting in Mexico in 8 weeks," says Shepard, whose other credits include "Mexico City".

"We have offers out to two great... we have signed David Tattersal the extremely talented DP of The Green Mile and the last three Star Wars films and Brosnan's Die Another Day to shoot it."

In the movie, Brosnan will play Julian Noble, a hitman who has a breakdown while on assignment in Mexico City. There, he crosses paths with an ordinary, married businessman from Denver with problems of his own.

Brian B.