Brosnan's Bond plea
13:30 24 May 2006
'Die Another Day' star Pierce Brosnan has revealed Hollywood bosses begged him to return as James Bond.
The actor was dropped by 007 production company Eon, but when Sony Pictures bought the Bond film studios, he says they desperately wanted him back.
Brosnan, who was a much acclaimed 007, told Britain's GQ magazine: "Sony are pulling their hair out over it apparently. I was in their office just a few weeks ago, pitching 'The Thomas Crown Affair 2'. They said, 'Come back', and I said, 'It's not up to me, guys'.
"I think I was just caught up between the egos of the producers and the studios, really."
Meanwhile, Pierce has slammed reports he was dropped as Bond for demanding $20million for the next Bond movie.
He said: "Twenty million? Oh no! Rubbish! For God's sake! No way! No, it was a handsome round figure, of maybe $10million, or something like that. Given what the films make, it's a spit in the bucket. I wasn't being greedy."
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