Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan is to portray King Louis Xiv in a new fantasy film.
The Irish actor is slated to play the French leader, opposite Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, in the movie adaptation of author Vonda MCIntyre's novel The Sun & The Moon, according to Screen Daily.
The film chronicles King Louis' attempts to capture a mermaid, played by Bingbing, in the late 1700s.
The movie is set to be pitched to potential international buyers at the Cannes Film Festival in France this month (May13).
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.